Michael Shingleton is a multimedia journalist for FOX 13.
Michael was born and raised in Baton Rouge and earned his BA degree from Louisiana State University. Michael, whose father is a tv meteorologist, was exposed to the world of broadcast television early on in his life.
Michael's broadcast career probably started earlier than most reporters. While in high school, he worked at WBRZ as a member of the floor crew, running teleprompter and pushing cameras, then went to switching tape and operating robotic cameras. It was at this time that he decided he wanted to move from behind the camera. "I saw the value in telling a good story," he says. His hard work surely paid off, as in 2012, Michael was awarded "Reporter of the Year" by the Louisiana Associated Press.
In August 2005, just before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Michael moved to the news department as an editor and later became a photographer. He briefly relocated to Crawford Communication for nine months, primarily to learn satellite uplink operations.
When not reporting the news, Michael enjoys playing golf, working out, watching sports, and current events.
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