Bachelor's degree in journalism, University of Colorado Boulder.
Michelle first joined Colorado Public Radio in 2007 and was part of the "Colorado Matters" team for five years. She then worked at CU-Boulder as communications director for the College of Media, Communication and Information before returning to CPR in 2016. Michelle began her reporting career at a Denver business weekly, spent five years at the Colorado Springs Gazette and later moved to The Denver Post where she served as a state and local government reporter, an assigning editor, city editor and national/international editor.
As city editor at The Denver Post, Michelle helped lead the newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the mass shootings at Columbine High School.