Michael Colaianni

Michael Colaianni returns home to the Tucson News Now family after spending two years reporting along the coast of central California. While covering all sorts of news during his career, Michael has interviewed our nation's top politicians, been live on the scene of breaking news heard around the world, and even managed to save a woman with dementia while out on a story for which he earned a Certificate of Appreciation from the Collier County Sheriffs Office. Michael began his career in Yuma, AZ. Michael grew up all over the world. Born in Malaysia, he was fortunate enough to live in and visit two dozen countries such as Japan, Egypt, Germany and the Maldives. This overseas experience helped mold Michael's passion for news and getting the truth out to those who need it. Michael returned to the United States to attend St. Bonaventure University in New York. It is there he earned a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism/Mass Communications from the Russel J.Jandoli School of Journalism, where he learned from Pulitzer Prize-winning professors. Michael is a passionate traveler, and enjoys spending his time off exploring all of the natural beauty Arizona has to offer. If he is not out taking pictures and making memories, you can find him rooting for his favorite sports teams, the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees.

Recent Articles by Michael

University of Arizona student-led EMS program highlights National Collegiate EMS Week

  Dozens become U.S. citizens at Veterans Day naturalization ceremony

  Cochise County woman loses three elections

GREAT NEWS UPDATE: Tucson man gets much-needed hearing aids

Disabled Tucson girl has wheelchair stolen overnight

Tucson artist sewing with volunteers to spotlight infant mortality

Lottery fever hits Tucson

RC plane competition draws pilots from around the world

Food and culture took center stage at day one of Tucson Meet Yourself

Tucson restaurants, entertainers prepare for 45th annual Tucson Meet Yourself

Missing tortoise returned to owners

Couple looking for 60-pound tortoise release video of him being picked up, driven away

Kitt Peak secures grant to add new public center

ADOT officials ask for public’s thoughts on proposed highway south of Tucson

New Pima County mountain bike trails cause traffic concerns for residents

Tucson man uses recycled materials to create a beautiful garden

Local skydiving team headed to World Championships

Boeing 777 finds new home in Tucson

9/11 remembered, first responders honored at Oro Valley retirement village

OV White Castle HOF’er is excited for Arizona’s first restaurant