Reporter & Weekend Anchor
Michael Raimondi was born in Methuen, Massachusetts. Growing up just 25 miles north of Boston, Michael is a BIG Boston sports fan but is now adopting our Arizona teams to cheer on. Michael took a journalism class in high school, and that's when he realized he wanted to pursue a career in news.
He graduated from Lyndon State College in Vermont, earning a B.S. in Electronic Journalism Arts. Fun fact: Michael was captain of the baseball team as a pitcher during his senior year. His first job out of college was in Duluth, Minnesota where he anchored and produced the morning show for KBJR 6 on weekdays. He won a Wisconsin Broadcasters Award for his coverage on Team Shuster, a curling team that 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 also reported three days a week.
Michael 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 Arizona's Family in January 2022, and is happy to be in the Valley with his girlfriend and two cats. He really enjoys hiking, good food and getting outside.