Bachelor’s degree in political science, Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Michael joined Colorado Public Radio as a producer for “Colorado Matters” in 2014. He brings more than a decade of journalism experience to CPR with a versatile background that includes reporting for newspaper, television and radio.
Michael began his career reporting on the state assembly for the formerly employee-owned Colorado Daily Newspaper. He then moved to Colorado Springs to cover environment, government and social issues for the Colorado Springs Independent. As a freelance reporter and online writer, Michael has been featured in many local and national publications, including 5280 Magazine, Rocky Mountain News, KUNC Community Radio, Salon, The New York Times, The Washington Times and CBS’s “48 Hours Mystery,” and also worked as a consultant for “60 Minutes.” He spent more than a year as an investigative producer for KMGH-TV 7News Denver. Most recently, Michael produced a feature documentary about healing the wounds of war through bicycling as director and owner of Become Films.
Throughout his career, Michael has won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association and the Society for Professional Journalists. A story he worked on as a freelance reporter for KUNC, “The Burden of Proof: One Colorado Soldier’s Fight for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis,” also won several awards for on-air reporting, including a national Edward R. Murrow award.