Michael comes to IPR from Wisconsin Public Radio, where he led an award-winning news staff for nine years. He has also worked as a News Director at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor. Before getting into management, Michael’s reporting career took him to a variety of places, from Chicago City Hall, to a former coal mine 600 feet under southern Illinois, to an Inuit community in far northern Canada.
Michael is a New Englander who came to the Midwest for graduate school in the mid '80s and decided to call this part of the country home. He has a master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kansas State University. His undergraduate degree is in Communications and Business Administration from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.
Michael’s favorite public radio program is On the Media.