Michelle Alfini is a multimedia journalist (MMJ) based in Cincinnati. After spending four years reporting in Minnesota and Wisconsin, she was ready for some warmer weather and was drawn to Cincinnati by its history and culture.
Michelle is a proud alumna of Elon University, where she studied Broadcast Journalism and Spanish, graduating summa cum laude.
She started her career as a MMJ at KBJR-6/CBS-3 in Duluth, Minn., then spent two years at WKOW, the ABC affiliate in Madison, Wis. During her time in Duluth, she received an Upper Midwest Emmy Award for breaking news reporting for coverage of an oil refinery explosion in northwestern Wisconsin.
During her time in Madison, she covered the flash flooding and persistent high water that crippled the region. It was regarded as one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the state and she was able to follow families and communities for more than a year, documenting their difficult recovery process.
Michelle is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), where she competes with other solo video journalists while sharing techniques and ideas to improve the craft.
A native of Annapolis, Md., Michelle is happy to be a little closer to home. She enjoys hiking and exploring Cincinnati’s parks and gardens and has a few favorite lookouts in Eden Park. She’s also musically inclined, singing or practicing cello whenever she can.
If you have a story idea or news tip, you may contact her at Michelle.Alfini@charter.com and follow her on Twitter @MichelleAlf and Facebook @MichelleAlfiniTV.