Michael has been crafting stories for daily, weekly and monthly publications for more than two decades in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. He has interviewed everyone from Academy Award-winners (Joel and Ethan Coen, Tommy Lee Jones) and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers (Alice Cooper, Dr. John, Brian Wilson), to presidential hopefuls and members of Congress. Michael is an award-winning journalist who was honored with several Keystone Press Awards for his investigative pieces. Electricity runs through Michael's body, from his great-grandfather who served as an early engineer for Pennsylvania Power & Light to the time he was struck by lightning in his home. Michael majored in English and history at Penn State University.