Michael Burke hosted his first radio show at the age of nine – granted, it was in his basement, with a 45-rpm record changer, a tin can with holes for a mic and only ‘broadcast' as far as the stairs, but the die was cast. Raised in Delaware, Michael worked at a local radio station in high school, then became a journalist and broadcaster in the US Navy. Over a career spanning more than two decades, Michael worked in radio and television in Greece, Italy, Midway Island, and numerous ships, including the battleship Wisconsin during Desert Storm. He also served as a shipboard broadcasting instructor for the Department of Defense's Information School.
Michael received his Associate in Fine Arts degree from Forsyth Tech and Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from East Carolina University. He is active in local theater, both as an actor and director. He and his wife live in Winston-Salem with their four children.
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