Michael Patton
Michael Patton
News Reporter, Phoenix

Michael Patton expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in mathematics. Patton, who was part of the “Unmasking America” series by News21 and has written for the Downtown Devil and East Valley Tribune, is working in the Phoenix News Bureau.

Latest from Michael Patton

‘We cannot get complacent’: Ex-surgeon general recommends vigilance in the face of omicron variant

PHOENIX - Former surgeon general and Department of Health Services adviser Dr. Richard Carmona provides updates on the state of COVID in Arizona, and recommends a continuation of policy in the face of the omicron variant.


Buttigieg visits Phoenix to sign grant for light-rail expansion, tout infrastructure bill

PHOENIX – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix Friday for the signing of a federal transit grant, which will provide $158 million toward the second phase of the Valley Metro Northwest Extension project.


As COVID cases rise, officials push vaccinations and masks for the holidays

PHOENIX – Valleywise Health stresses the importance of vaccinations to combat COVID-19 and flu as cases rise and the holidays draw near.


Cindy McCain, Charles Barkley, others celebrate ‘extraordinary life’ of Grant Woods

PHOENIX – Cindy McCain, Charles Barkley and others spoke at a memorial service celebrating the life of former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, who died Oct. 23 at age 67.


Phoenix is No. 1 in consumer transportation spending among all U.S. metros

PHOENIX – According to Consumer Expenditure Reports released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Phoenix spends more on transportation than any other metro area, particularly when it comes to car purchases.


Coalition targets illegal tobacco trade, with Arizona among top states in contraband

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is joining Philip Morris International in a partnership called United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade, which aims to stop illicit trade through public-private partnerships and policy changes.