Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor which really just means she wears many hats, doing everything there is to do in the newsroom and around the radio station. She's a multimedia journalist and serves as Assignment Editor, reporter, radio news producer, copy editor, announcer, news anchor/host, and photographer. She also writes and produces content for WVIK.org and social media.
In recent broadcast journalism contests, Michelle's work contributed to WVIK winning various awards for excellence in both Illinois and Iowa.
When not working, Michelle snuggles & plays with her puggle, reads, spends time with family and friends, crochets, plays drums, and occasionally runs audio at church.
When Michelle adopted Kensy in 2002, she learned all about how to deal with a hound who was an avid counter-surfer and devoured whatever happened to be there. Her beagle is gone now after 17 years of a full and happy life.
Petey the Peanut Puggle (below) came to live with Michelle during the flood in 2019. He's an adult rescue dog and an excellent companion!