Howard Fine

Reporter (Engineering, Infrastructure, Education, Construction and Architecture)

Howard Fine is a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He covers stories pertaining to healthcare, biomedicine, energy, engineering, construction, and infrastructure. He has won several awards, including Best Body of Work for a single reporter from the Association of Area Business Publications and Distinguished Journalist of the Year from the Society of Professional Journalists.

A Los Angeles native, Howard graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Howard obtained a master of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to joining the Business Journal, Howard spent seven years as Staff Reporter at the Orange County Business Journal and before that, as Orange County Bureau Chief for City News Service.

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

LA County Medical Association Names Shiba as President

Ophthalmologist Diana Shiba has been elected as the first Asian American woman president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association.

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Fulgent Earnings Soar on Covid Testing Surge

Earnings for Fulgent Genetics Inc. increased 10-fold, and revenue doubled in the second quarter.

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UCLA Cancer Researchers Land $3 Million Grant

Researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a $2.97 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

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GoodRx Adds Telehealth to Its Comparison-Shopping Platform

Santa Monica-based GoodRx Inc., which rose to prominence through its app allowing consumers to comparison shop pharmacies for prescription drugs, now wants to give consumers the power to lower their overall health care costs.

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Heal to Partner With Humana After $100 Million Investment

Sawtelle-based physician house call and telemedicine service Get Heal Inc. has received a $100 million investment from health insurance giant Humana Inc., the two companies announced July 29.

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NantHealth Acquires Data Company OpenNMS

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth Inc., which uses data analysis and artificial intelligence technology to assist physicians and improve patient outcomes, is going even more high tech.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Down 87% in June

The toll from the Covid-19 pandemic continued at LAX in June as passenger traffic fell 87% from year-earlier levels.

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LA Biotech Companies Post Huge Year-Over-Year Gains

Investors were bullish on several of L.A.’s publicly traded bioscience companies during the 12 months ending June 30, sending those companies soaring on the Business Journal’s annual public companies list.

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AECOM Secures Contract for Thames Tunnel Project

Century City-based engineering and infrastructure giant AECOM has received a contract to provide ground assessment services for the third phase of the 14.3-mile, $7 billion-plus Lower Thames Crossing highway tunnel project near the mouth of England’s famed Thames River.

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Work on Delayed Metro-LAX Connector Project to Begin Soon

After a wait of decades, work is about to begin on connecting Los Angeles International Airport to L.A.’s rail system.

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