TOLEDO, Ohio — Michael Tatar joined WTOL in November 2019 as a news reporter. You can catch him on the evening newscasts, including on the weekend.
Born in Staten Island, New York, and raised in the heart of the Big Apple, Michael is excited to be in northwest Ohio.
Not new to the Buckeye State, Michael previously started his reporting career at WTAP-TV as the Marietta, Ohio, bureau reporter, covering all things in Washington County.
Prior to that, Michael worked as a desk assistant and digital contributor at WABC-TV in New York, the number-one station in the number-one television market in the country. He also worked as a news assistant for Spectrum NY1 News and a digital sports journalist for his hometown newspaper, Staten Island Advance and SILive.com.
Michael graduated from Brooklyn College (‘17) with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. He interned At WABC, and Spectrum NY1.
In summer 2017, Michael was selected as one of 33 students from across the country for the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Summer Fellowship. While living in Manhattan, Michael interned for WCBS Newsradio 880, where he helped the radio station expand its video presence online. He also helped produce the video version of former WCBS reporter and current KYW Newsradio program director Alex Silverman’s award-winning series “The Breaking Point,” which focuses on the public transportation crisis in New York. The series won several awards, including NY State Associated Press, National Murrow honors and more.
When he’s not working, Michael enjoys the outdoors from exploring the Metroparks to taking day trips around Ohio and Michigan. He’s loves spending time with his Boston terrier, Dobby. He’s also a huge TV/film fan, so send him any show suggestions.
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