I’m happiest when I’m creating.

I’m happiest when I’m creating. Call it a neurosis if you want. I don't care. It’s just me. Output follows input. Repeat. This site is a sampling of my output. Taste, chew, digest or regurgitate what you find here, and let me know what you think. If you like my work, maybe I can help you with your project.

When Michael was a kid, he used to sit on the floor of his Northwest Indiana home and pretend to be a radio DJ. His mother bought him a tape recorder for Christmas one year, and he'd record himself announcing songs and pretending to take requests from callers—whose voices he did himself. He also loved to draw.

Years later, it's no surprise that Michael makes a living writing and reporting news on public radio and TV. He's currently the senior producer for Houston Matters, a radio show on Houston Public Media (KUHF). He's also served as the news director for Reno Public Radio, the NPR station in Reno, Nevada, and KNPB, the PBS television station there. Prior to those assignments, he launched local news at KWBU-TV and Radio in Waco, Texas, covering the so-called Western White House in Crawford, Texas, and having numerous pieces aired nationally on shows like All Things Considered. And he got his start on the air as Morning Edition host and news producer at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas.


Michael also spent several years as a graphic designer for a marketing firm in Tyler, Texas. So it's no surprise that Michael is still involved in creating visual art like graphic and web design and photography.


An avid baseball fan, Michael even spent four seasons (276 games) as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He announced the Triple-A All-Star Game in 2013 and the Pacific Coast League Championship Series in 2012 when the Aces won the Triple-A National Championship.

A native of the Chicago area, Michael Hagerty has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University.