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.


Contact Michael

Email: mcolaianni@tucsonnewsnow.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TNNColaianni


Recent Articles by Michael

  New first-of-its-kind Southern Arizona telescope could change way we observe space

Tucson police clear homeless out of De Anza Park

8th annual Tucson Fringe Festival draws performing artists to the desert

Historic train car moved in Maricopa County

Local women take stand against gun violence with ‘Soul boxes’

Snowy roads leave Cochise County residents home, travelers surprised

Marana Christmas tree stand finds unique way to recycle

Tucson Fire, local Red Cross team up to extinguish holiday fires

Priceless “Old Tucson Studios” artifacts, movie props set to be sold at auction

South Tucson Library back open after renovations

Women’s support group and volunteers provide holiday gifts for more than 50 families

“It Can Wait” campaign teaches teens dangers of distracted driving using VR

Ford Model A owners meet in Tucson for national convention

“Ticket Tuesday” one of the best to book flights, vacations

Disposing of holiday food waste? Do it the right way

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