Michael J. Kavanagh is an American journalist based in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Europe who has reported on central African politics and economics since 2004. He began reporting for Bloomberg News from Congo in 2009. He has also contributed to the Economist, BBC Business Daily, and Slate.
His work in Congo received the 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for International Reporting, an Edward R. Murrow award, and was nominated for an Emmy.
He previously worked for ten years as a reporter and producer for public radio and television.
He has a B.A. in Literature and an M.A. in International Relations, both from Yale University.