Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Three injured pit bulls and a puppy, suspected of being used in illegal dog fighting, have been rescued, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. The dogsMore >>
Three injured pit bulls and a puppy, suspected of being used in illegal dog fighting, have been rescued, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - West Palm Beach police are investigating a report of shots fired near Jog Road and Florida's Turnpike. No one was hit. Jeaga Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary areMore >>
Lockdowns at Jaega Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary have been lifted.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 3:38 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:38:47 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (KKTV/CNN) – Two Colorado parents are facing charges after police say they found the couple's autistic teen in deplorable conditions. Police said they discovered the 13-year-old boyMore >>
Two Colorado parents are facing charges after police say they found the couple's autistic teen in deplorable conditions.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Aldo Alvarez, the man investigators say was shot by off duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Joshua McGehee, is now being represented by West Palm Beach attorney Wayne Richter. RichterMore >>
Aldo Alvarez, the man investigators say was shot by off duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Joshua McGehee, is now being represented by West Palm Beach attorney Wayne Richter.More >>
Before joining the Fox 29 News Team team in March, 2011, Michael was the political reporter at WFOR in Miami. There, he covered both the 2008 and 2010 political campaigns, scoring one-on-one interviews with Barack Obama, John McCain and Charlie Crist, among others. He also produced two half-hour specials, "Dreams of the Galapagos" and "Dreams of the American West", which were aimed at encouraging people to become more engaged in preserving our natural heritage.
From 2002-2004, Michael was a Washington, D.C.-based national correspondent for NBC NewsChannel where he covered the build-up to the war in Iraq as well as the Columbia space shuttle tragedy. His beat also included Capitol Hill and the White House.
From 1984-2006, Michael covered just about every major story to hit the Miami area while working for WTVJ (NBC), and before that, WSVN (the Fox affiliate). This included the fall of Eastern Airlines, the visit to Miami of Pope John Paul II, Hurricane Andrew, the custody battle over Elian Gonzalez and the 2000 Florida presidential election controversy. Michael has overseas credentials as well having reported from South Africa, Panama, Colombia, Haiti and Cuba.
He is an eight-time Emmy award winner as well as a recipient of the prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for reporting he did in Haiti. In addition, Michael has been honored with the Silver Circle award from the Suncoast Chapter of NATAS (the Emmy organization) for more than 25 years of outstanding work in South Florida broadcasting.
Michael began his TV career up the road in Ft. Pierce at WTVX. This is not his first time working for Scripps, as he spent two years as a reporter for our Cincinnati station, WCPO.
Michael is University of Florida graduate. He is married with three daughters.