The Wall Street Journal

Michael Rothfeld is an investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, based in New York. He won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his coverage of hush-money payments to two women who said they had affairs with President Trump. Previously, he worked on the paper’s financial investigations team and in its law bureau. Rothfeld has covered stories from Donald Trump’s candidacy and presidency to the aftermath of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. He was among a group of Journal reporters to win a Polk Award for coverage of insider trading in 2011. He has been a newspaper reporter since 1995. In the past, Rothfeld covered politics, government, crime and other assignments at the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.


Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult Film Star’s Silence (Wall Street Journal)

Trump Lawyer Used Private Company, Pseudonyms to Pay Porn Star ‘Stormy Daniels’ (Wall Street Journal)

Donald Trump Player Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal (Wall Street Journal)