Michael Smith


Michael Smith is a Miami-based investigative and enterprise reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek. His stories document financial crimes, the business of narcotics and human trafficking, and environmental and labor abuses.

Smith has won dozens of national awards over his career, including the George Polk, Maria Moors Cabot, Overseas Press Club of America, and Robert F. Kennedy prizes.

Recently, he extensively reported on COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise ships, and a series about how chemicals used to make cocaine and heroin forced two U.S. companies to halt sales in South America.