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Michelle Franzen is a national correspondent for NBC News.[1] She has reported on a wide range of issues and events for various television stations, as well as MSNBC, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News. Franzen has a journalism degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.[2]

In 1996, Franzen began working as a fill-in weekend anchor for KTXL in Sacramento, California.[3] In 1995, Franzen joined KFTY in Santa Rosa, California as a general assignment reporter. Before that, she worked as a producer, anchor, and reporter at Santa Barbara's KEYT station.[2] After leaving KFTY, Franzen became a reporter for KRON in San Francisco. In 2001, she moved to New York, where her husband had accepted a new job.[4]

Franzen is a member of the advisory board for the journalism department of California Polytechnic State University.[5]


  1. "Cal Poly Pocket Facts". California Polytechnic State University. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "On the Move". The Press Democrat ( February 12, 1995. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  3. "PHOENIX RECRUITS SACRAMENTO TALENT: FOX 40 ANCHOR MITCH TRUSWELL MOVES ON". The Sacramento Bee (The Sacramento Bee). June 4, 1996. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  4. Mann, Bill (July 8, 2001). "HBO TO AIR DOCUMENTARY ON GAYS IN NAZI GERMANY ``PARAGRAPH 175 AN ACCLAIMED FILM DETAILING PERSECUTION OF HOMOSEXUALS". The Press Democrat (The Press Democrat). Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  5. Advisory Board - Journalism Department - Cal Poly-SLO[dead link]