Howard Fine

Reporter (Healthcare, Infrastructure/Construction/Engineering, Education)

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 Alliance of Area Business Publishers 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.

Email: hfine@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

Emanate Health CEO Robert Curry to Retire in 2022

Longtime Emanate Health Chief Executive Robert Curry will retire in April, the West Covina-based hospital system announced Nov. 30.

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Architect Equity Acquires Oil Field Services Firm From Spanish Company

El Segundo-based Architect Equity has acquired oil industry services firm Timec Oil & Gas, Inc. from Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial.

Drought Not Drying Up Investor Appetite for American States Water

One might think a severe drought would be bad news for a company whose main business is supplying water to residential and business customers.

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Arrowhead, Xencor Ink Licensing Deals Potentially Worth $1.5 Billion

Within the space of 24 hours last week, two local pharmaceutical companies inked licensing deals for drugs in development that could reap them up to a combined $1.5 billion if the drugs prove successful.

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Health Tech Firm EasyHealth Secures $135M in Funding

The Beverly Hills company plans to use the funding to further develop and market its platform to analyze and improve Medicare patient care outcomes.

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Digital Health Accelerators Boosting Local Companies

Business accelerators have long been a crucial link for taking startups from the research and prototype stage to marketing and selling their products and services to customers.

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$588M Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project Passes Key Milestone

It may be the largest construction project in Los Angeles history, but until recently, construction work related to the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement bridge had mainly been a local affair, rarely intruding on Angelenos’ larger consciousness.

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Tetra Tech Reports Record Fiscal Year Earnings, Wins Part of $110M Contract

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech Inc. — the largest engineering and infrastructure services firm in Los Angeles County now that AECOM has departed for Dallas — reported record fiscal 2021 earnings on Nov. 17.

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United Airlines Opens $352 Million Hangar Facility at LAX

A lot of focus on the $14 billion makeover of Los Angeles International Airport has been on improvements that passengers will see, but new facilities are also emerging behind the scenes.

L.A. County Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.4% in October

Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate fell amid a hiring surge that saw employers in the county add 41,000 payroll jobs.

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