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

  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

  1st ever Amphi H.S. Graduate Walk hopes to inspire younger students to graduate

  Growing in the desert: Summer Tucson gardening tips

  Tucson Sugar Skulls visit Diamond Children’s Hospital

Spring Festival and Resource Fair strengthens midtown community

  Tucson has plan to repair crumbling public art

Business owners, customers celebrate with Ina Road block party

  Reid Park Zoo gearing up for phase one of 10 year improvement plan

  Raising tobacco buying age to 21 raising concerns about vaping

  Massive wind farm to bring more renewable energy to southern AZ

  Potholes remain a problem, more funding could be on its way to ballot

  Grass fire destroys business, serves as reminder

  Community not thrilled about proposed resort near Saguaro National Park East

  Anti-vaping campaign kicks off in Pima County

  Curbing evictions in Pima County

  U of A holds second vigil for victims in New Zealand attack

Agua Caliente Pond will get facelift, saving water and money

  Garden of Gethsemane security concerns

  PCSD’s newest K9s on the lookout for hugs, not drugs

Tucson cemetery unveils statue dedicated to Gold Star families

  Abandoned mine reclamation project will protect local water supply, restore environment

  Bonita Park reopens after vandalism

  UPDATE: Massive trash heap near River, Oracle all cleaned up