Michael Grunwald is a best-selling author and award-winning journalist who is working on a book for Simon & Schuster about how to feed the world without frying the world. He is also the co-host of the "Climavores" podcast and the food and climate columnist for Canary Media. He was previously a staff writer for Politico magazine, Time magazine and The Washington Post, where he wrote the lead news story about the September 11 attacks. He has won the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize for investigative reporting, and many other journalism honors.
Mike is the author of two critically acclaimed books, The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise (Simon & Schuster, 2006), which was adapted for a PBS documentary, and The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era (Simon & Schuster, 2012), which spent four weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. They both won the gold medal for non-fiction at the Florida Book Awards.
Mike grew up on Long Island and attended Harvard College. He now lives in Miami with his wife, Cristina Dominguez, an Ayurvedic counselor; their son, Max Grunwald '26; their daughter, Lina Grunwald '28; and their extremely annoying dogs, Cookie and Wags.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.