March 2012 to present: anchor, WRAL-TV; February 2009 to March 2012: reporter/anchor, WGCL-TV, Atlanta; August 2006 to January 2009: reporter/anchor, WRGB-TV, Albany, N.Y.; January 2006 to June 2006: reporter, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, N.Y.
Awards & Recognition:
Michelle has received recognition for her investigative reports by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Her whistleblower report about government waste within a Georgia state planning agency, Three Rivers Regional Commission, uncovered inappropriate emails sent to employees by the agency’s executive director. As a result of Michelle’s investigative reports, the regional commission launched an internal investigation and suspended the agency’s executive director.
In 2010 and 2011, Michelle received four Emmy nominations, including Best Reporter. In 2009, Michelle was selected as a moderator for Atlanta’s mayoral debate. The race to become Atlanta’s 59th mayor was highly contested and resulted in a runoff. Michelle delivered live reports providing extensive election coverage. In addition to politics, while in Atlanta, Michelle filed in-depth reports on a wide range of stories, including natural disasters in Georgia. In September 2009, historic flooding in the state broke century-old records. Some people lost their lives to the sweeping flood waters. Michelle not only shared stories with viewers about communities that had been destroyed but she also shared uplifting reports of neighbors supporting each other.
Michelle is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
I strive to deliver complete, accurate and compelling reports that reveal vital information to our viewers. Journalism is not just a career, it’s a lifestyle. I’m always looking for great story ideas.
I attended Syracuse University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.
New York City
Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
Along with my passion for TV news, I also enjoy dancing in my spare time. I have trained in tap, pointe and modern dance for many years. My other interests include reading, traveling, musical theater, attending sporting events and tasting new spicy foods, the latter thanks to my Jamaican heritage.
Likes Best About North Carolina:
The mild weather and friendly people.