Mike Magnoli comes home to Connecticut after four years in the bayou. Landing at FOX CT allows him to be close to his family in Southington, and being back in the building is a return to his roots- his very first paying news job was at the Hartford Courant when he was still in high school.
Mike worked behind the scenes in CT television during and after college, but in 2008 when a Louisiana station called offering a reporter position; Mike packed up his jeep to begin his on-air adventures down South.
At KALB in Alexandria, Mike covered hurricanes, crime, racial tension in Jena Louisiana, and the U.S. Army at Fort Polk. He won first place Associated Press awards for breaking news coverage in 2009 and 2010 and was recognized for his investigative and feature reporting. Later at KATC in Lafayette, Mike was front and center during the Gulf Oil Spill.
Mike graduated cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College. While studying for his bachelors in communications, he interned with Fox News Channel, 20/20, ABC NEWS NOW and WABC New York.
When time allows, Mike reads and writes, cooks and tends to his cat named Zoo (a feline Louisiana transplant).
His news motto: "People are what make stories good."