Michele Aerin
Michele Aerin
News Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Michele Aerin expects to graduate in December 2022 with a master’s degree in sports journalism. Aerin, a former defense attorney in Texas, has interned with KJZZ News and worked for CBS Radio/Audacy in Dallas.

Latest from Michele Aerin

For love of the game: Arete Prep’s Aiden Wander leaves heart on the field after scary injury

GILBERT – Arete Prep RB Aiden Wander doesn’t remember leaving the field after suffering a concussion early in the season. His road to recovery was long and difficult, but there was never a doubt that he was going to finish out his senior year.

Aiden Wander poses with his family at Arete Prep's senior night, which marked his final high school football game. (Photo by Michele Aerin/Cronkite News)

Professional Bull Riders new team series competition takes bull riding to new heights

GLENDALE – The Arizona Ridge Riders hosted the final competition of PBR’s inaugural team season. Although they lost, the event was a huge success and a turning point in PBR. The stadium was packed and the riders put on a stellar show. Jaws dropped as many riders were seen running away or being stepped on by the bulls. Austin Gamblers rider Ezekiel Mitchell had a big weekend and is a born cowboy.

Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale was transformed for the Professional Bull Riders team competition recently featuring the Arizona Ridge Riders. (Photo by Michele Aerin/Cronkite News)

Clean Elections looks for new partner after fallout over Katie Hobbs, Kari Lake interviews

PHOENIX – Citizens Clean Elections Commission is moving forward with the search to find a new broadcast partner for the Arizona gubernatorial event after Arizona PBS scheduled an interview with Democrat Katie Hobbs, who had declined to debate Republican Kari Lake, without its knowledge.

Republican Kari Lake, left, is running against Democrat Katie Hobbs, right, in the Arizona race for governor. A kerfuffle over interviews with the two candidates has caused Citizens Clean Elections Commission to ditch Arizona PBS as its gubernatorial event partner. (Photos courtesy of Kari Lake, Katie Hobbs campaigns)