Mike comes to Alaska's News Source with decades of award-winning investigative reporting experience, with dozens of first place awards, including the Alfred I. duPont baton (TV equivalent of the Pulitzer), local and national Edward R. Murrow awards, IRE Certificate, 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 and WXIA in Atlanta.
After taking five years off from a full-time investigative role, Mike jumped back into 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, canoe and do woodworking. Mike also has an art degree and enjoys hiking, creative writing and would someday like to live in his own log cabin here in Alaska.