Michael Shingleton - Anchor WBRZ News 2 at 6pm & 10pm
Michael Shingleton is an Anchor for WBRZ News 2 at 6pm, 10pm and Investigative Reporter.
Shingleton returned to the WBRZ News as an anchor in January 2016 after spending two years working at WTVT in Tampa, FL.
Michael was born and raised in Baton Rouge and earned his BA degree from Louisiana State University. Michael, whose father Pat Shingleton is WBRZ's Chief Forecaster, was exposed to the world of broadcast television early on in his life.
"I've really known nothing else. From the time I was 12 years old, coming down here on Friday nights, standing behind the cameramen during the 10 p.m. newscast, I knew I wanted to do something in TV," he says.
Michael's broadcast career probably started earlier than most reporters. While in high school, he worked at WBRZ as a member of the floor crew, running teleprompter and pushing cameras, then went to switching tape and operating robotic cameras. It was at this time that he decided he wanted to move from behind the camera, "I saw the value in telling a good story," he says.
In August 2005, just before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Michael moved to the news department as an editor and later became a photographer. He briefly relocated to Crawford Communication for nine months, primarily to learn satellite uplink operations.
Michael currently resides in Baton Rouge. When not anchoring and reporting the news for WBRZ, Michael enjoys playing golf, working out, watching sports and current events