Michael Seiden joined Channel 2 Action News as a reporter in 2018. Michael is thrilled to be back home reporting for the station he grew up watching.
Since joining the team at WSB-TV, Michael has reported extensively on law enforcement and the justice system.
Michael was raised in Marietta, where he graduated from Walton High School -- Go Raiders! It was there that Michael got his first taste of broadcast journalism, anchoring the morning announcements on WHS-TV.
Prior to joining Channel 2 Action News, Michael was a reporter/ fill-in anchor for WPLG in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, where he covered everything from breaking news to major national stories. In 2018, Michael was one of the first reporters on the ground after the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. In 2017, Michael reported from New York City, where he helped lead his station’s live team coverage from the scene of the terror attack in Lower Manhattan. He also traveled to Texas, where he covered Hurricane Harvey, returning to South Florida only days later to cover Hurricane Irma. During his time at WPLG, Michael also covered major events from the Pulse Nightclub massacre to the death of Fidel Castro and deadly boat crash that killed Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and two others.
Prior to joining WPLG, Michael was a reporter with KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City. While working in the Sooner State, Michael reported on some of the deadliest natural disasters, including an EF-5 tornado that tore through Moore in 2013.
Before moving to Oklahoma City, Michael worked as a reporter at KBMT-TV in Beaumont, Texas, where his career first kicked off.
Michael graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and journalism.
When Michael isn’t chasing major news stories, he and his wife Jessica are busy attempting to keep up with their almost 5-year-old son, Bennett, or their furry canines, Cannoli and Piper. Since graduating from college, Michael has always had a passion for working with children and animals. Michael volunteers his time with Clippers & Cops, a non-profit that was started in Atlanta to help bridge the gap between cops and the communities they serve. Michael also works with L.E.A.D., which has a mission to empower an at-risk generation to lead and transform their city of Atlanta by using the sport of baseball to teach Black boys how to overcome three curveballs that that threaten their success: Crime, poverty and racism. Over the years, Michael has volunteered with numerous organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Humane Society.
Michael is a huge sports fan and loves to catch as many live sporting events as possible. He’s also an aspiring foodie and is always ready to try something new! If you have a news tip for Michael or you just want to say hello, feel free to reach out to him Michael.Seiden@wsbtv.com
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