Michael, a lifelong follower of the NBA and the Sixers specifically, was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He attended The University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Michael continued his studies in Philadelphia at Temple University, graduating in 2012 with a master’s degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media. Michael has covered the 76ers, and the NBA at large, for various outlets – including ESPN, Philly.com, and Fansided –since 2009. In addition to working as a 76ers Insider for ESPN 97.3, Michael is also a Regional NBA/NFL Writer for 247Sports and CBS Interactive, and co-hosts a Sixers-centric podcast, 76ers Report. Michael currently resides in Philadelphia.