Mike comes to Alaska's News Source with decades of award-winning investigative reporting experience, with 30 first place awards, including a national Alfred I. duPont baton, local and national Edward R. Murrow awards, Emmys and top recognition by SPJ, AP and others. His work has changed laws, improved building safety standards and impacted numerous legal decisions. Mike has worked at WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina, WFTS in Tampa and both WFTX and WBBH in Fort Myers and freelanced as an investigative reporter at WPIX in New York City.
After taking five years off from a full-time investigative role, Mike is ready to jump back into the action here in Alaska in the lead investigative role. Before moving to Alaska, Mike spent most of the past three decades in Florida and Arizona. However, he grew up along the Canadian border in Northern Vermont so he's no stranger to cold weather. Mike's French Canadian grandparents raised their 16 children on a dairy farm; his mother was number 15. With help from several of his uncles, Mike learned to run trap lines and carve wooden sculptures. Mike also enjoys canoeing, hiking, art and writing poetry and would someday like to live in his own wood cabin here in Alaska.