Michael has been a journalist for more than 20 years. He started his career at The Australian newspaper before moving into television. Following stints in Los Angeles and New York he joined the Nine Network reporting for National Nine News and A Current Affair. Next, Michael moved to Sky News where he anchored prime-time bulletins as well as hosting major live events. Michael served as media adviser to Joe Hockey during his time as Federal Treasurer, and is now in a senior media advisory role at Westpac.