Mike Viqueira

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Mike Viqueira
Mike Viqueira Reporting for NBC Nightly News.jpg
Mike Viqueira reporting for NBC Nightly News in August 2011
Born (1960-05-21) May 21, 1960 (age 57)
Residence Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Walter Johnson High School
Alma mater University of Maryland (B.A.)
Occupation Communications Consulting
Home town Washington, D.C., U.S.

Michael "Mike" Viqueira (born May 21, 1960) is a television journalist and congressional correspondent for NBC News. Prior to his current position, he was White House correspondent for Al Jazeera America, which closed in 2016. Previously, he covered politics in an earlier stint at NBC News and appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and MSNBC. He was also a regular contributor to NBC News' political blog, First Read. [1]

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Washington, D.C., Viqueira is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in politics and government.

Viqueira is of Spanish and Italian heritage.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Viqueira began his career at NHK Japan Television, where he was an intern, producer, and radio and television correspondent. In 1998, he joined NBC News as a congressional producer, eventually becoming a congressional reporter. In 2006, he served as chairman of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association. He was then assigned to the Capitol Hill where he reported for The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel. On June 5, 2013, he was named Al Jazeera America's first White House correspondent, a role he held until the network folded. [3]

Following the dissolving of Al Jazeera America in 2016, Viqueira returned to NBC News, where he began once again covering politics for MSNBC Live and Morning Joe.


In 2008, Viqueira won two Emmy awards for the coverage of the bailout and the 2008 election.[4] He also received the Joan Barone Award for Excellence in Journalism that same year, for his coverage of the bailout.[5]


Viqueira is married to Kim Preeshl of Chinook, Montana. They have three children and live in his hometown of Bethesda, Maryland.


  1. ^ http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read
  2. ^ Viqueira, Michael (June 15, 2009). "These Are My People". Washingtonian. Retrieved May 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Al Jazeera America names Michael Viqueira White House correspondent". Al Jazeera America. June 5, 2013. Archived from the original on December 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160310074741/http://emmyonline.org/mediacenter/news_30th_nominees_data_list.html
  5. ^ Ariens, Chris (June 22, 2009). "Mike Viqueira Honored With Joan Barone Award". TVNewser. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012.