Patrick Range McDonald is a best-selling author and award-winning reporter and advocacy journalist based in Los Angeles, California. He has dedicated his career to holding the powerful accountable and giving voice to the voiceless.
As a longtime staff writer at LA Weekly, McDonald earned numerous awards, including “Journalist of the Year” from the Los Angeles Press Club and the prestigious “Public Service” award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia.
As an author, McDonald co-wrote Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan’s memoir, The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial. The book was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times best seller.
He also penned Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World. McDonald reveals the inspiring, untold story of the world’s largest HIV/AIDS medical-care provider. Later, he was the historical consultant for the documentary Keep the Promise: AHF 30 Years, narrated by Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep.
McDonald is now the advocacy journalist for Housing Is A Human Right, the housing advocacy division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. For his work, he received the “Best Activism Journalism” award from the Los Angeles Press.