Michael spent more than 30 years as a national broadcast journalist working for both ABC News and NBC News, on programs that included ABC News 20/20, Dateline NBC, and the Today show. Mostly working in “long-form”—news magazines and documentaries—as a producer, director, and writer, he is the recipient of the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award, Emmy, and Cine Golden Eagle awards.
In the spring of 2010, he returned full time to his first love in visual arts—still photography. At age seven, he received a Brownie camera, and so began the love affair. From there, a 4 x 5 Graphlex, a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex, and then, his first SLR, all hand-me-downs from his father. Soon, in the family darkroom, he was developing film and making prints for his Brooklyn neighbors (for 3 cents a print!). Throughout the coming decades, while he was a New York City teacher and then through his long television career, he never stopped taking pictures, but there was precious little time for photography. Now Michael is a full time professional photographer and in addition to fine art and nature photography is available for weddings and other events.