Michael Raimondi was born in Methuen, Massachusetts. Growing up just 25 miles north of Boston, Michael is a BIG Boston sports fan. He is now adopting our Arizona teams to cheer on. Michael took a journalism class in high school. That's when he realized pursuing a career in news would be possible.
He graduated from Lyndon State College in Vermont. Michael earned a B.S. in Electronic Journalism Arts. He was captain of the baseball team as a pitcher his senior year. His first job out of college was in Duluth, Minnesota. Michael anchored and produced the morning show for KBJR 6 on weekdays. He won a Wisconsin Broadcasters Award for his coverage on the Team Shuster. They won gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
After two years in Northern Minnesota, Michael moved south and became a reporter at NBC-2 in Fort Myers, Florida. Within six months, he was promoted to weekend morning anchor. He was anchoring the news on Saturday and Sunday and reported three days a week.
He covered big stories like the algae crisis in Southwest Florida in 2018. He became the go-to reporter in the area for water stories for the next three years, covering politicians, local water groups, and massive projects to try and reduce algae and red tide.
Michael joined AZ Family in January 2022. He is happy to be in the valley with his girlfriend and two cats. He really enjoys hiking, good food, and getting outside.