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

Soon-Shiong Steps Aside as CEO of NantKwest

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong has stepped aside as chief executive at biotech firm NantKwest.

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Local Health Care Businesses Could Benefit From Prop. 14

Proposition 14 could provide a boost to health care institutions and biotech companies in Los Angeles County.

Local Dialysis Operators Face Closures, Higher Costs With Prop. 23

Local dialysis clinic owners, already contending with the Covid-19 pandemic, now fear that if voters approve Proposition 23 on next month’s ballot, they might have to close some of their clinics.

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Despite Jobs Gains, LA Has ‘Mountain to Climb’

The September jobs report for Los Angeles County was a welcome dose of good news, as the unemployment rate fell to 15.1% — its lowest level since March — and the county saw a robust gain of 37,600 payroll jobs.

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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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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.

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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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