|Occupation||Journalist, newsreader and television presenter|
|Years active||1986 – present|
Michael Collie is a British television journalist who presents for BBC News. He is also a former presenter of the regional opt-out on the weekly politics programme, the Politics Show, in addition to his work presenting BBC Midlands Today, produced by the BBC's West Midlands region.
Michael Collie began his full-time broadcasting career on BBC WM as the early morning newsreader. Nationally has reported for "Today" and presented "You and Yours" on BBC Radio 4, for which he worked for 5 years, winning the Jet Media Excellence Award for Radio for an investigation into car mileage clocking. He has also worked as a newsreader on BBC Radio 2.
On television he worked on "Countryfile" as a presenter/reporter for 6 years, also presenting on "Top Gear" for two series. He was the presenter of BBC2's "Paddles Up" canoeing series, and also appeared as a model on BBC1's "The Clothes Show". Michael Collie's voice has appeared across the BBC1 network, including on "Telly Addicts" and "The Day on BBC One".
Michael joined the team at Midlands Today and BBC Birmingham in 1995 and presents across the output. He has regularly presented the flagship 6.30pm programme in Nick Owen's absence, and has also presented the weekend editions of BBC Midlands Today. Occasionally, he presents the BBC Breakfast bulletins.
The Politics Show
Away from broadcasting, Michael has scripted and hosted concerts for the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham. He has also worked with other music ensembles, including Birmingham Symphonic Winds. Previously he worked as a motorcycle courier, a painter and decorator and in a steel rolling-mill in Sheffield.
He is an Ambassador for Girlguiding UK in Birmingham and also Patron of two charities: Side by Side Theatre Company (Stourbridge) and Wings, both charities for people with learning or development difficulties. He is a Vice-President of the Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir, a local Patron of Fairtrade and in 2011 was made Honorary Colonel of the Warwickshire and West Midlands (South Sector) Army Cadet Force. Michael Collie was awarded the TD in 2005.
- BBC One – Midlands Today. Bbc.co.uk (1 January 1970). Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- Birmingham Symphonic Winds News story. BSW. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir – Our History. Gsmvc.org.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2012.