April 1, 2004
Michael Convery joins NewsChannel 8 @ Sunrise
Portland, OR -- Michael Convery has joined KGW as traffic reporter during NewsChannel 8 @ Sunrise, it was announced by Executive News Director Rod Gramer. Michael joins the areas top-rated morning news program, anchored by Brenda Braxton and Russ Lewis and with weather by meteorologist Dave Salesky.
Michael has been the traffic reporter at 1190 KEX radio since 1992, in addition to six years as the afternoon drive traffic reporter for sister station Z-100, when he went by the name "Motormouth Mike." Just last week, as part of the KEX traffic team, Michael won the Associated Press award for Best Radio Traffic Reporting in Oregon for 2003 for the third year in a row.
This fall, he will begin his seventh season as the radio sideline reporter and pre-game host for Oregon State Football on the Beaver Sports Network doing post-game interviews with Coach Mike Riley and players.
Before working at KEX, Michael worked in news and sports for Q104.5 in The Dalles, and was news director of KLOO-AM1340 in Corvallis.
"We are very excited to have Michael doing morning traffic for Northwest NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise," said Executive News Director Rod Gramer. "Michael has reported on traffic for several years in Portland. He really knows his way around town. He can make the commute easier for our viewers by helping them avoid those nasty morning traffic jams."
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