Michael Tatar

Marietta Bureau Reporter

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Michael Tatar joined WTAP in March 2018 as the Marietta Bureau Reporter.

Michael Tatar joined WTAP in March 2018 as the Marietta Bureau Reporter.

Michael finds his way to the Mid-Ohio Valley from the suburban borough of Staten Island in New York City. Having lived in the city that never sleeps his entire life, he is excited to become a part of and tell the stories of the close-knit Washington County community.

The news bug bit Michael back in middle school during the historic 2008 presidential election and continued to draw him in as an anchor at his high school’s television station and into his journalism studies in college. He always dreamed of being a reporter to combine his love of storytelling with his desire to help people.

Michael graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College (‘17) with a bachelor’s of science in broadcast journalism.

During his college career, Michael interned at various news outlets including Spectrum NY1 News, WABC-TV and WCBS Newsradio 880. He also worked at his local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance as a sports reporter and NY1 as a news assistant. He was also selected for the prestigious national IRTS Summer Fellowship in 2017.

In his downtime, Michael enjoys reading books and comics (BIG MARVEL and STAR WARS fan), exploring the outdoors and keeping up with all the latest TV shows. If you see him running around Marietta, feel free to say hello!

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