Michael Henrich

Michael Henrich

Bio

michael henrich

An award-winning journalist, Michael is a reporter and fill-in anchor for FOX59 Morning News, a position he’s held since June 2012.

During his time in central Indiana, Michael has covered many of the region’s biggest stories, including the South Side Explosion, the killing of IMPD Officer Rod Bradway and the November 2013 tornadoes that struck Kokomo, Lafayette and Lebanon. He is often first on the scene for breaking news, which has led to exclusive live coverage of water rescues during flooding, as well as other developing stories.

In the community, Michael has been honored to emcee and contribute to a wide range of events, including the Special Olympics Plane Pull, St. Vincent Cancer Care’s Annual Shine A Light On Lung Cancer Vigil, the Indiana Philanthropy Day Awards, the Race for Riley benefiting the IU Health Riley Hospital for Children and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Zionsville, among others.

Michael came to Indianapolis from the NBC station in Toledo, Ohio, where he was the morning anchor.

Earlier, he was the weekend anchor/reporter at KOKH Fox 25 in Oklahoma City, where his work ranged from storm chasing and speaking with tornado survivors as they emerged from the rubble, to breaking open alleged cover-ups of ignored child abuse tips.

Michael has been nominated for an Emmy Award and is grateful to have received several honors from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.

Before going to Oklahoma, Michael reported at WFFF in Vermont, produced at News 12 Interactive in New York and assisted the assignment desk at ABC News in Washington, D.C.

He graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in political science and German language and literature. While studying abroad in Berlin, Germany, Michael met his wife, Renee. His family jokes that he traveled halfway across the globe in order to meet a girl from Wisconsin. They now live happily in Zionsville with their two sons.

Michael loves to get involved in the community and hear from viewers, so feel free to e-mail him at mhenrich@fox59.com and find him on Twitter @MichaelHenrich and Instagram @HenrichNews.

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