Michelle Franzen

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Michelle Franzen
Born August 30, 1968
Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Occupation ABC News correspondent

Michelle Franzen is a national correspondent for ABC News. From 2001-2013 she was a national correspondent for NBC News.[1] She has reported on a wide range of issues and events for various television stations, as well as MSNBC, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News. Franzen has a journalism degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.[2]

Franzen started her career at Santa Barbara's KEYT station and worked as a producer, anchor, and reporter. In 1995, she joined KFTY in Santa Rosa, California as a general assignment reporter. [2] In 1996, Franzen began working as a fill-in weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for KTXL in Sacramento, California.[3] After leaving KTXL, Franzen became a reporter for KRON in San Francisco. [4]

Franzen is a member of the advisory board for the journalism department of California Polytechnic State University.[5]


  1. ^ "Cal Poly Pocket Facts" (PDF). California Polytechnic State University. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "On the Move". The Press Democrat. PressDemocrat.com. February 12, 1995. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Phoenix recruits Sacramento Talent: Fox 40 anchor Mitch Truswell moves on". The Sacramento Bee. The Sacramento Bee. June 4, 1996. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ Mann, Bill (July 8, 2001). "HBO to air documentary on Gays in Nazi Germany ``Paragraph 175 An acclaimed film detailing persecution of homosexuals". The Press Democrat. The Press Democrat. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ Advisory Board - Journalism Department - Cal Poly-SLO Archived November 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.