Michelle Wright
Michelle anchors WTAE Action News This Morning and writes and reports medical news. Michelle has reported live from the scene on the region's biggest news stories including: The Flight 93 crash in Shanksville on 9/11, the Quecreek Mine rescue, and the G-20 Summit. Michelle co-founded the workshop Is TV For You which is an all day seminar for students. She is also a contributing reporter for WQED public television, is an adjunct professor at La Roche College and writes for Gladys Magazine. Michelle also hosts workshops on a variety of topics including: Handling Criticism, Empowering Women Through Lessons from the Honey Bee Hive, The Value of Communication, The Wright Way to get on TV, and How to Juggle Busy Schedules Without Dropping What Matters Most. Michelle's position has allowed her to develop positive relationships with some of Western Pennsylvania's most influential people as well as some of the world's most fascinating people such as: Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Crosby, Peter Jennings, Dan Rooney, Barbara Bush, Troy Polamalu, President Jimmy Carter, soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, Governor Tom Corbett, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, and Space Shuttle commander astronaut Michael Fincke. Not only has Western Pennsylvania come to know and trust Michelle for her anchoring and health reporting but also for her participation in many charitable events. In addition to emceeing countless fundraisers and award galas, Michelle serves as the media spokesperson for Race for the Cure, Project Bundle Up, Fayette County Health Fair, The Emmaus Community, National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI), the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Achieva, and The Early Learning Institute. Michelle has been honored with three Regional Emmy Awards, a National Headliners Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and honored by the Associated Press and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasting. For more on Michelle's work go to www.tvmichelle.com