Michele Wanke

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Hilo, Hawaii
University Of Wisconsin-Madison
Gardening, Housing Market News And Trends, Sustainable Living
  • Michele is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist whose career has taken her around the country.
  • She has also been honored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Milwaukee Press Club, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism.
  • As a television anchor/reporter, Michele scored valuable home and gardening tips while interviewing Bob Vila, Ty Pennington, Vern Yip, and Rebecca Kolls.


Michele was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, where she learned the delicate art of professional orchid care from her grandfather, an exotic plant expert. She continued to cultivate a sustainable green thumb while working in various TV markets, including Honolulu, Atlanta, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Since transitioning from news reporter to content writer, Michele's work has been featured in USA Today, SFGATE, eHow, LoveToKnow, Livestrong, and a variety of other outlets.


Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.
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