Michelle has earned acclaim working on both sides of the camera as a journalist, TV host and filmmaker. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Journalism. Before making Kansas City her home, Michelle was an anchor and reporter at KY3 in Springfield, MO and KOMU-TV in Columbia.
Michelle received a Mid-America Emmy for TV Host in 2016. She has also earned three additional regional Emmys for writing and producing. When Michelle isn't on set, she enjoys screenwriting, dancing and spending time with her family in the northland.
Born in a small Wisconsin River town, Joel got his first broadcasting job at the age of three due to his amazing grasp of current events, articulate delivery and, perhaps most importantly, his Dad ran the local radio station. At that point, Joel worked for chocolate milk and Oreos.
Joel moved to Las Vegas after high school to try his hand...well, both hands...at playing the piano and singing. Very shortly after his arrival in Glitter Gulch, Joel discovered that his talents as an entertainer made him best suited to be a front desk clerk at the now long gone, Rainbow Vegas Hotel.
Returning to Wisconsin, Joel got his degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked as a legislative aide to a state representative for a couple years and also began working at a local cable TV station. After working as a reporter and weatherman at WMTV, the NBC affiliate in Madison, Joel came to Kansas City where he helped folks start their days beginning in 1988.
Over the years, Joel has been a broadcasting jack of all trades including hosting a childrens' show, interview show and doing hundreds of feature stories about Kansas City. Joel and his wife, Jessica, are the proud parents of four great children and have, for more than 25 years been happy to call The KC area home sweet home.