A southwest Virginia native, Michael Alachnowicz is thrilled to get his career started with WDBJ7!
Michael is from Roanoke, Virginia and has spent his entire life in the area. He received his degree in Multimedia Journalism from Virginia Tech in December 2019.
He gets his start with WDBJ7 in the Lynchburg bureau. He covers Lynchburg City along with Bedford, Campbell, Amherst, Appomattox and Nelson counties.
At Virginia Tech, Michael reported and anchored on a variety of news for his Digital Journalism course along with contributing to Tech Total Access, a student-run media organization that covers Virginia Tech sports.
During his tenure as a student in Blacksburg, Michael interned with WDBJ7 for the fall 2019 semester. While interning, he simultaneously assisted the Friday Football Extra crew, covering the Friday night lights across the region.
In his free time, Michael enjoys regularly working out and picking on his guitar. During the summertime you might catch him somewhere on a beach, taking in the sun!
Feel free to reach out to Michael if you want to share anything happening in your area or just want to say hello!