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Michael Krogmann is an American writer and Internet personality from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who is noted for acting in the sardonic "Jaded Journalist" online column and interview series for the television show, American Idol. A staff member of the American Idol web design team, Krogmann was also the host of the Late Night FOX Show, an online talk show.
Krogmann graduated from Bishop Canevin High School in 1993. He attended Penn State University from 1993 through 1997, receiving a B.A. in Advertising.
From the second season through the fifth season of American Idol, the show's website hosted satirical news coverage by the "Jaded Journalist." The often sardonic Jaded Journalist wrote recaps (summaries) of the show, ran an email feedback column, and conducted video interviews of finalists in Hollywood as well as interviews of auditioners in other cities.
Some have proposed that the purpose of the Jaded Journalist is to bring edginess and humor to the otherwise saccharine image that American Idol tends to promote for itself. The identity of the Jaded Journalist, whose face was obscured or hidden in videos, was kept relatively secret from the character's inception until 2004, when his identity was revealed to be Krogmann.