During his high school years, Michael produced several nationally award-winning video documentaries, including one on the extensive influence and history of KMOX Radio. He interviewed such notables as Bob Costas and Dan Dierdorf and Sen. John Danforth.
In September 2003, Michael joined the staff of KFRU-AM/Columbia as reporter and news anchor. While there, he was honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association for his reporting on the controversy surrounding the naming of the University of Missouri’s new basketball arena — reporting which was also featured on the ABC Radio Network.
Michael came to KMOX in the fall of 2006. During his time in the newsroom, he’s covered such important stories as the death of Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock, historic flooding on the Mississippi and Meramec Rivers, two presidential elections, the sale of Anheuser-Busch and baseball’s 2009 All-Star Game and 2011 World Series.
In August and September of 2008, Michael spent a week embedded with Missouri National Guard soldiers in Louisiana during and after Hurricane Gustav. Ask him about riding in a Humvee and eating MREs (better yet, don’t).
His work during the Kirkwood city hall shootings informed not only KMOX listeners, but those tuned into radio networks such as CBS, CNN and the Missourinet. KMOX’s coverage of that tragedy was recognized both by the Missouri Broadcasters Association and with a national Edward R. Murrow award. The station’s continuing coverage of severe flooding also earned a national Murrow.
Michael was one of the first St. Louis-area journalists to embrace Twitter.
During his free time, Michael enjoys keeping up to date on local politics, playing the violin in a local orchestra and volunteering as an instructor for the American Red Cross and as a judge for the National History Day in Missouri’s documentary competition.
He’s a graduate of Parkway West High School, attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and has an undergraduate degree from Lindenwood University.
Paul was elected in a four-way race in April 2012 after plastering the slogan “No Walmart” on his yard signs.
The Budweiser Taste of St. Louis will be held at a new venue this year: Chesterfield’s Central Park and the Chesterfield Amphitheater.
As St. Louis City and County go so goes the region or so says their next-door neighbor, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann.
He says the Walmart and impeachment controversies are “more of a springboard and less of a hinderance.”
For inventors, making a first time prototype can prove prohibitive to the creation process but a “tech shop” in St. Louis could change all of that.
The bitterly cold winter may be taking a toll on your gas bill in March.
Emerald Automotive is being acquired by a”global auto manufacturer” but officials won’t reveal who just yet.
The red light cameras are still flashing in Ellisville.
Depending on a final court decision, Ellisville could do away with red light cameras.
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Local tech innovators are joining other business leaders in expressing public support, by way of a website, for city-county reunification. Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, says he always feels like he’s [...]