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Name  Michael Putney
Role  Reporter
Education  University of Missouri

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Michael Putney (born in New York City) is a senior political television reporter and columnist, based in Miami, United States. Putney is the winner of two Emmy Awards.


Local 10 News reporter Michael Putney hosts Democratic primary debate

Early life and education

Putney was born in New York City but raised in St. Louis. At the age of 14, he and his family moved to Berkeley, California. He attended Berkeley High School and upon graduating went to Deep Springs College in California. After his two years there, he obtained his BA in English Literature from the University of Missouri. He then went on the get his master's degree at the University of Missouri.


Putney began his career in journalism in 1966 as a radio reporter and later a s a news director at KCGM in Columbia, Missouri. In 1970, he moved to Washington, DC to work for The National Observer as a general arts writer and then eventually worked his way up to becoming general assignment reporter and national feature writer.

Since 1981, Putney has broadcast for WPLG, channel 10, an ABC network affiliated television station, located in Miami, Florida, as host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney."

Putney also writes a semimonthly column on politics for The Miami Herald, and has reported for National Observer (United States), Time, and WTVJ.

Putney began working for Local 10 in 1989 as a senior political reporter. Here, he was responsible for reporting on politics and government.

The State Supreme Court appointed Putney to the Florida's Judicial Management Council.


Putney is married to his wife Marta and together they have a daughter named Mia.


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