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.
Tickets are $50, which includes a selection of A-B beer products, food and entertainment from the Two Trees Acoustic Duo.
The retailer says it plans to close or sell about 140 stores and two distribution centers.
The media and information company is adding 20 new jobs that are described as “high paying” to its campus in Creve Coeur. Right now, about 600 people work there.
Spearheading the program is Michael Palmer, who founded Code Red Education which provides schools with computer science curriculum.
St. Louis tech companies intend to hire another 501 people in the first six months of 2016 and 764 people for the full year.
It’s made possible through Rally St. Louis, the website where average St. Louisans propose community projects, vote them to the top, and then donate to make them happen.
Just look for the STC – Public network to connect to one of the 237 public access points inside the Scottrade Center.
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More than 160 tech and bioscience companies call the Cortex district home.
Pushup Social was one of 20 companies chosen for an accelerator program by Plug and Play Ventures in Sunnyvale, California.