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Meet Michelle

Michelle Marchante is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the Miami Herald, covering the pulse of healthcare in South Florida.

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Michelle has covered the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricanes, crime, education, entertainment and other topics in South Florida since joining the Miami Herald in 2019 as a breaking news reporter. She became the Herald's health reporter in 2023.

She recently won second place in the 73rd annual Green Eyeshade Awards for her consumer-focused healthcare stories. She was also part of the team of reporters who won a 2022 Pulitzer Prize for the Miami Herald's breaking news coverage of the Surfside building collapse.


Named the "Best Herald Reporter" in 2021 by Miami New Times, Michelle was one of 57 emerging journalists selected to be part of the 2020-2021 Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship. She is also the co-creator of Curious305, the Herald's community-powered reporting series, which answers questions submitted by readers about South Florida.

Michelle previously worked as a news writer for WSVN Channel 7 in Miami, Florida and was the editor-in-chief of PantherNOW, the student-run media outlet at Florida International University.

She graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors in May 2019 from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She specialized in broadcast journalism, with a minor in English and a film studies certificate.​

Thank you for looking through her online portfolio.

If you would like to connect with Michelle you can contact her here or find her on:

Twitter: @TweetMichelleM

Instagram: @michellemarchante

LinkedIn: Michelle Marchante

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