Posted: Dec 23, 2011 8:31 AM
Updated: Apr 22, 2013 2:19 PM
A New England native, Mike Manzoni is a journalist whose hard-hitting style and reputation as an aggressive, fair reporter has led him to break important stories and become well-respected in the communities in which he reports.
He joined KRIS-TV and KZTV in October 2011 as a Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist and quickly became a member of the station's "6 Investigates" team. During his time in the Coastal Bend, he has investigated food stamp fraud in South Texas, exposed a local tanning salon for not following the law and uncovered issues with a city ordinance that made it difficult for city leaders to demolish dilapidated buildings.
He also traveled to West, Texas to report on the aftermath of the fertilizer plant explosion.
Before coming to the Coastal Bend, Manzoni worked briefly as a General Assignment Reporter at FOX affiliate WFXL-TV in Albany, Ga., where he covered a variety of beats, including politics, crime and education.
Manzoni has interned at WBZ-TV, the CBS station in Boston, where he worked at the assignment desk. He also interned at WCVB-TV, Boston's ABC affiliate and top-rated station, where he wrote for NewsCenter 5. In addition, Manzoni has interned in New York at FOX News Channel where he was a guest booker for the network's online programming and ABC News where he worked on the newsmagazines "20/20," and "Primetime."
During college, he was the News Director and Anchor for "Hofstra Today." He also anchored "Hofstra News Now," "NewsWatch 35," and moderated "Pride and Policy with Mike Manzoni," a political roundtable program on Hofstra Television. In addition, he was the Assistant News Director, Anchor, Reporter and Producer for WRHU-FM 88.7, the non-commercial radio station at Hofstra.
In 2010, Manzoni was recognized with a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for a story he produced for WRHU-FM on quitting smoking. He was also part of a team recognized by the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for "Best Regularly Scheduled Local News Program," for his work on the station's newscast, "Newsline." In addition, he was twice awarded the Patricia A. Dyon Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism.
Manzoni earned a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
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