Mike Vasilinda received a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Television Journalism in 2005 for his enterprising coverage of the controversial "Felons List" during the 2004 election cycle.
Mike is the longest continuously-serving member of the Capitol Press Corps. Mike began his career covering Florida Politics while still a student at Florida State University. In January 1974, he founded what is today Florida Public Radio’s "Capitol Report," a thirty minute weekly wrap up of legislative news. Soon thereafter, Ray Wise hired Mike to do freelance radio reporting.
He has brought a wealth of experience to his reports from Tallahassee as NewsChannel 7's Capitol Bureau Chief for the past 25 years. Mike is married to Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, a member of the Florida Bar and faculty member at Tallahassee Community College.
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