Always walking into the newsroom with a smile, Michael feels honored to have held central Indiana viewers’ trust since his arrival in June 2012 as a morning reporter and fill-in anchor with FOX59.
Michael has covered many of the region’s most impactful recent events, including the South Side Explosion and the tragic killing of two IMPD officers. Honored by receiving several awards in his career, Michael was humbled to be recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists as having the top breaking news report in the Hoosier State in 2013.
Giving back is a major priority in Michael’s life, leading him to help the Special Olympics Indiana’s Plane Pull Challenge and get involved in several other causes as well.
A New York native, Michael has worked as an anchor, reporter, web producer and desk assistant in Oklahoma, Ohio, Vermont, New York and Washington, D.C. He lives in Zionsville with his beautiful wife and two wonderful sons.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 20, 2015) — One of the three suspects in the Richmond Hill neighborhood explosion case is expected to change her plea to guilty Tuesday. The details of Monserrate Shirley’s plea deal have not been made public, but the prosecutor confirmed she will change her plea in at least some of the charges to guilty in an afternoon court appearance. Shirley, Mark Leonard and Bob Leonard are accused of plotting to blow up a home in the Richmond […]
By Michael Henrich INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 19, 2015) — Several Indianapolis attractions are marking Martin Luther King, Jr., Day with a series of special events Monday. At White River State Park, each attraction is offering free admission with a canned food donation for Gleaners Food Bank. Each attraction at White River State Park will have family friendly activities as well as MLK-themed exhibit. The NCAA Hall of Champions, for example, will feature a film based on the speech Robert F. […]
By Michael Henrich INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 15, 2015) — The Indianapolis Colts are getting their fans ready for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game by holding a pep rally and giving away free gear to fans Thursday. From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Colts cheerleaders and the mascot Blue are hosting a drive thru poster giveaway in the south lot of Lucas Oil Stadium. The first 500 fans received a Colts car magnet as well. Starting at noon, the first 1,000 fans […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 12, 2015) – A gas leak has likely caused a house to explode on the city’s west side Monday morning, firefighters told FOX59 News. They were called to a residence near the intersection of North Vine Street and Rockville Road around 1:10 a.m. When they arrived, they found a house fully engulfed in flames with exposure to the two homes next to it. Power lines are down in the area and Indianapolis Power & Light has cut […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 8, 2014) – Police are investigating what officers described as a shootout that left three people shot and one dead on the city’s near northeast side Thursday morning. IMPD received a call from a man who said he was shot in the hip around 5 a.m. That man brought himself to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where police said he was listed in stable condition. That man refused to identify himself. Police were then called out to 32nd and Sherman, where […]
By Michael Henrich INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 2, 2015) — The Indianapolis Colts have a series of events planned to pump up fans ahead of their first-round playoff game. From 6:30-8:30 a.m. Friday, Colts cheerleaders, the mascot Blue and other team representatives will hand out free posters as people drive through Monument Circle. Later Friday, from 12-1 p.m., the team is hosting another fun Blue Friday event at Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis. The Colts face the Cincinnati Bengals on […]
By Michael Henrich INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 28, 2014) — A hiker discovered an infant girl abandoned in a wooded area on the northwest side of Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon, police said. The newborn was pronounced dead at the scene. Indianapolis Metropolitan police said the baby was found about 30 yards away from a parking lot on the outskirts of Eagle Creek Park, near the 8200 block of Wilson Road. Homicide detectives released a picture of the blue sweatshirt in which the baby […]
By Michael Henrich INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 26, 2014) — Whether it’s the wrong size, only the thought that counted or a host of any other reasons, the day after Christmas represents a day full of holiday shopping returns and exchanges. Perhaps the most important piece of advice is for gift returners to become familiar with a retailer’s return policies before heading to the store. Many, but not all, major retailers have extended the amount of time they allow shoppers to make […]
By Michael Henrich FISHERS, Ind. (Dec. 22, 2014) — The community of Fishers swears in its first ever mayor Monday as it prepares to transition from a town to a city. Scott Fadness, who has served as town manager for the past three years, beat out five other Republicans in a crowded May election for the mayoral position. “Really what I want to focus on is the strategic growth, one that’s well thought out, where a community considers infrastructure, fiscal sustainability […]
By Michael Henrich INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 17, 2014) — Upcoming holiday events are expected to bring Christmas cheer, not to mention visitor spending, to downtown Indianapolis this week. The Circle of Lights will stay in full swing into January, but with Christmas around the corner, time is running out to get your letters to Santa Claus using the Monument Circle “Santa’s Mailbox.” The last opportunity to drop off a letter in time to get a return note from the big man […]