Michael Livingston covers four rural counties in northern Michigan for Michigan’s Interlochen Public Radio and the Traverse City Record-Eagle. A recent graduate of Central Michigan University with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and international relations, Livingston was editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, Central Michigan Life, and won multiple awards with the rest of his staff. He has interned at WCMU Public Radio/Michigan newspaper collaborations.
Beat: Rural northern Michigan
Four rural counties, with more than 100,000 residents, touch the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet in northern Michigan, and this beat includes enterprise reporting on local topics such as the impact of the uneven economic recovery on rural Michiganders, the threat of aging municipal infrastructure, and the Great Lakes.