Michelle Marchante is a Real Time/Breaking News Reporter at the Miami Herald. She has experience covering the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricanes, crime, education, entertainment and other topics in South Florida.
She 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, Miami Herald's community powered reporting series.
She previously worked as a news writer for WSVN Channel 7 in Miami, Florida, which is the 16th largest TV market in the United States. She was also the Editor-in-Chief of PantherNOW, the student-run media outlet at Florida International University, and is also the author of YA novel, "Protector," which she published during high school.
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.
Her publishing credits include Miami Herald, WSVN Channel 7, PantherNOW, Univision, South Florida Media Network, Inspicio and the South Florida News Service. She also has on-air experience through the "Claw & Growl" news and opinion radio talk show on PantherNOW's The Roar, as well as experience with graphic design and multimedia.
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