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EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

 
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Michelle Bonner is a respected award-winning journalist, with more than 25 years of experience writing and reporting on some of the biggest sports and news stories of our lifetime.

 

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the first female to be named the “lead” sports anchor in a major television news market (#2 Los Angeles), Michelle is a former ESPN personality, who anchored and hosted a variety of shows including SportsCenter, the network’s flagship sports news program.

 

Prior to joining ESPN, Michelle was an anchor and reporter at CNN in Atlanta, Georgia and Fox Sports in LA. She began her broadcasting career at ABC affiliate WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia before working as a news & sports anchor and reporter at ABC affiliates in Bangor, ME, Manchester, NH, and FOX News in Houston, Texas

During her 25-year career, Michelle has covered myriad large-scale events and news stories. She is currently a freelance writer for U.S. Lacrosse Magazine, USA Hockey Magazine and We-Ha.com. In addition to feature writing, Michelle is also the Director of Marketing for the Mandell JCC in West Hartford, CT.

 

Michelle has received numerous accolades for her reporting and writing over the years, including being a 2-time Emmy award winner and 6-time Emmy-Award nominee. She considers being awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism, recognized for her outstanding feature on Marlin Briscoe, the first black starting quarterback in the NFL, an honor of a lifetime.

 

A native of New England, Michelle graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a bachelor’s degree in English. She had designs on going to law school before embarking on her career in journalism.

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ADJUNCT PROFESSOR / GUEST LECTURER

Michelle began working as an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford in 2010, teaching an Advanced Broadcasting class with an emphasis on creative writing and how to tell the perfect story.

 

In addition to teaching at the University of Hartford, Michelle has been invited to guest lecture at several universities including her alma mater, Northeastern University and Quinnipiac University.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Edward R. Murrow Award | Excellence in Journalism

  • Associated Press Award | Best Sportscast

  • Golden Mic Award | Best Sportscast

  • 2-time Emmy-Award Winner

  • 6-time Emmy-Award Nominee

 

Notable athletes and coaches Michelle has interviewed and written about include: Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Brady, Magic Johnson, Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Greg Norman, Evander Holyfield, Roger Clemens, John Elway, Elgin Baylor, Dan Marino, Mary Lou Retton, Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr., Sidney Crosby and Wayne Gretzky.

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MICHELLE’s RECENT PRINT WORK

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LONG ISLAND LIFELINE

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AFTER WINNING 5 TITLES IN 407 DAYS, ZACH CURRIER SEEKS NEW CHALLENGE IN PLL

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SELF-MADE PRO MAX ADLER STAYS TRUE TO HIS HUMBLE ROOTS

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NEW WEST HARTFORD LACROSSE COACH COMES FULL CIRCLE

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WEST HARTFORD HOCKEY PLAYER HEADED TO THE NATIONAL STAGE

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SIMSBURY BANTAM A TEAM HEADED TO USA HOCKEY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

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