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.

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

LA Consumer Confidence Remains Near Record Low

Consumer confidence in Los Angeles County during the third quarter hovered near the record low set during the second quarter, according to a survey released last week to the Business Journal.

Dodger Stadium Gondola Project Ready for Next Step

A downtown-based company trying to build a gondola tramway between Union Station and Dodger Stadium has reached a significant milestone, as the public environmental review process for the project gets underway this month.

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AECOM Supports FAA During Pandemic

Century City-based infrastructure giant AECOM has been partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration to support the agency’s operation of the national airspace system during the coronavirus pandemic.

Metro Starts Final Phase of Downtown Tunnel Project

Work begins this weekend on the final major phase of the $1.8 billion regional connector rail project downtown.

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L.A. County Unemployment Rate Fell to 15.1% in September

L.A. County’s unemployment rate declined to 15.1% in September from a revised 16.4% in August.

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ImmunityBio To Begin Phase 1 Trials For Covid Vaccine

Culver City-based ImmunityBio’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate drug has been approved to begin Phase 1 clinical trial testing.

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Charter Health Acquires Two Hospice Companies

Covina-based Charter Health Care Group has acquired two hospice service companies, part of a series of acquisitions this year.

Tetra Tech Wins $24 Million Asia Contract

Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. was awarded a $24 million water resources contract for Central Asia.

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Arrowhead Strikes Major Partnership With Takeda

Pasadena-based Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced a major licensing and drug development deal with a Japanese pharmaceutical company to develop and commercialize a drug to treat a rare form of inherited liver disease.

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KGI Medical School Receives $5 Million Donation

L.A. Care Health Plan is committing $5 million toward the launch of the Keck Graduate Institute School of Medicine in Claremont.

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