Michael Mackie is VPR POP’s Media Specialist. He’s a proud Midwesterner and graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Communications. (He also will be quick to tell you that he has a minor in both French and Theatre — which will someday enable him to write, produce, direct and star in a straight-to-video project in Quebec.)
Mackie has worked and freelanced for a variety of local TV affiliates in Des Moines, Orlando and Kansas City. Most recently, Mackie co-hosted a daily entertainment show called “Kansas City Live” — where he won his third Emmy Award for Best On-Air Talent – Host.
When he’s not holding down the fort at VPR, Mackie can be found teaching fitness classes to the masses. He’s a certified group exercise instructor — specializing in barbell and spinning classes. A writer by trade, Mackie is also a proficient entertainment blogger and enjoys non-stop traveling.