Michelle Fortin is an award-winning broadcast journalist and graduate of the Leadership Institute’s Broadcast Journalism School herself (a few years ago!). Michelle spent nearly a decade working in television newsrooms across the country, both behind and in front of the camera. She worked as a field producer at KTVK in Phoenix, Arizona – at the time, the number one independent station in the country. She anchored the number-one rated weekend newscasts and reported for KHGI (NTV News) in Kearney, Nebraska. She won several awards for her reporting at WMTW, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Maine.
Currently, Michelle is training future television anchors, reporters and producers in her role as Faculty Associate at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. She also serves as Media Relations Manager for the Alliance Defense Fund in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Michelle received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Biola University and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Arizona State University.
Michelle and her husband, Jason, live in Scottsdale, Arizona.