Michael Colaianni

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.

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Recent Articles by Michael

  Campus businesses are stocked and staffed for beginning of UA semester

  UA International students get warm welcome

  Cardiac screenings at Tucson middle school hoping to diagnose heart conditions earlier

  Tariffs mean tough times for southern Arizona cotton farmers

  International Space Camp at Biosphere 2 helping humans get to Mars

Sun Tran makes minor tweak to bus, shuttle schedules

  City set to recognize Tucson’s stretch of historic state route 80

  Crossing guard celebrates 10 years of protecting Tucson children

  Lightning strikes orthodontist office on Tucson’s east side

  Caught on camera: Trio of mountain lions drink from backyard water feature

  New TUSD sex-ed program could be taught this fall

  Arizona, Pima County report record year for tourism

  Oro Valley to debate the fate of town-owned courses in special meeting

4th Avenue businesses experiencing summer surge instead of slump

  South Tucson’s sales tax increase felt most by businesses, residents

  Catalina company featured at White House showcase returns home

Tucsonan reflects on Hurricane Katrina as Tropical Storm Barry hits his hometown

  Marana Fireworks fire has citizens rethinking future Independence Day events

  Tucson Fire taking no chances ahead of A Mountain fireworks celebration

  Habitat for Humanity building homes in Amphi, looking to improve quality of life

Tucson World Refugee Day hosts big crowd for recourse, help and friends

  Advanced Southern Arizona telescope celebrates 40th anniversary

  TDOT, Pima Flood District teaming up to improve flood control ahead of Monsoon

  Tree removal begins at empty Agua Caliente Park pond

  Gang violence in Mexico has some border residents on edge

  Students filling up on free lunch and knowledge at Tucson public libraries

Childhood dream becomes reality as a Tucson deacon enters the priesthood

  Sierra Vista garbageman retires after 35 years

  Bees swarm chemistry building at University of Arizona

Training for ‘weather spotters’ held before monsoon season arrives