Tom Michael

Tom Michael is General Manager of Boise State Public Radio, which he joined as its director in July 2016. In February 2018 he launched the Mountain West News Bureau, a collaboration of six public media organizations across five states, and serves as its managing director. In April 2018 he launched “Idaho Matters,” a weekday public affairs program, and serves as its executive producer. Tom has more than a decade of experience in public media management, as the founder of Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio. In 2015 and 2016, his news department won the largest number of regional Edward R. Murrow Awards among radio stations of its class. It also won a National Murrow Award in 2016 for investigative reporting.