Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a digital journalist covering the Hawaiian Islands for Spectrum News Hawaii.
Michelle grew up in Hawaii and graduated from Punahou School. She earned a BA in English and Psychology at Oberlin College in Ohio and an MA in Journalism at Columbia University in New York and a. She started her career as a Society of Professional Journalists Fellow at Honolulu Magazine.
Michelle then went on to work at BuzzFeed News. Her writing has also been published by the New York Times, NBC News, the Guardian, Gizmodo, Audubon, Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, FLUX Hawaii, Honolulu Magazine, and others. She also worked as the adviser for the student media program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she mentored young journalists and taught about the responsibility of the press.
As a reporter, she has written about the repercussions of the fuel leak at the Navy's Red Hill facility on Oahu, Hawaii’s false missile alert, the volcano eruption on the Hawaii Island, and the controversy surrounding Mark Zuckerberg's vast estate on Kauai.
In her spare time, Michelle is a flower farmer at Tantalus Botanicals, a boutique farm and floral company that she started with her husband.
You can reach Michelle on Twitter @MBVD, Instagram @MichelleBVD, and Facebook and LinkedIn as Michelle Broder Van Dyke.