Michael Manny is a play-by-play broadcaster, sports reporter, anchor and host. He has just graduated with his degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University and is seeking his first post-graduation opportunity in sports media.
Michael was formerly the assistant sports director of KJACK Radio, NAU's FM-licensed radio station. in his role at the station, Michael helped manage the sports department's broadcast talent and produced an edition of "The Double Double," a live sports talk radio show. Since starting with the station in January 2021, he has called Flagstaff and Coconino high school football, baseball, basketball and volleyball, plus IceJacks hockey.
Michael also worked as a sports anchor and reporter with NAZ Today, northern Arizona's only local newscast. While with NAZ, Michael found a passion and was fortunate to have been able to embed himself in the local sports community. He started with the newscast as a reporter before becoming a sports anchor in August 2021. With NAZ, Michael covered everything from high school sports, to NAU Athletics, the NASCAR Cup Series, the 2022 VRBO Fiesta Bowl and Super Bowl LVII.
In addition, Michael worked as a play-by-play broadcaster for KAFF Sports. He was the lead voice of their second broadcast team in their coverage of Flagstaff and Coconino High School sports on the NFHS Network. KAFF's NFHS Network coverage was a first-of-its-kind streaming offering for the northern Arizona region, something Michael had a hand in bringing to life.
This past season, Michael worked with NAU-TV as a courtside reporter and halftime host for their NAU men's and women's basketball coverage on ESPN+.
Michael's written work has appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun and The Lumberjack newspapers. He also contributes to Elevated Media, a venture created by NAU sports media students. With Elevated, Michael has covered multiple NASCAR races, including Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway twice, the first Busch Light Clash at the LA Coliseum and races at Auto Club Speedway In Fontana, California.
Michael is a member of Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.