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Mike Krafcik is an award-winning investigative reporter who helps lead the Newschannel 3 I-team. Mike joined WWMT Newschannel 3 in 2016 and covers a wide range of stories impacting the West Michigan community.

Mike was recently nominated for a 2021 Michigan Regional EMMY for a series of investigative stories into the death of a teenage boy at Lakeside Academy, a for-profit youth facility later shut down by the state of Michigan.

Mike has also been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for his breaking news coverage of racial unrest in Kalamazoo during the 2020 George Floyd protests. Mike has also won numerous awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for his contribution to an investigative series examining mental health struggles impacting people across West Michigan.

With more than a decade of reporting experience, Mike previously worked as a general assignment reporter in Hartford, Connecticut and a political reporter in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Mike received his master's degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. Go Orange! As part of his master's capstone, Mike worked as a Washington D.C. correspondent, covering politics in our nation's capital, including the inauguration of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer. Mike earned his bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University.

While not working, Mike loves to travel and explore the beautiful state of Michigan. He's also an avid sports fan who loves the New York Yankees and New York Giants.

Mike is always looking for story ideas, volunteer opportunities and other ways to be more involved in the community. Send me an email: mkrafcik@wwmt.com.