Will Michaels started his professional radio career at WUNC.
He was first an intern while studying at UNC-Chapel Hill. As a part of his internship, he worked for a semester on the daily national show, The Story with Dick Gordon. Will concentrated on radio while at college, studying under veteran NPR reporter AdamHochberg. He began as a reporter for,UNC's radio news magazine, and then became an anchor and managing editor for the program in 2009, when it was named the best college radio news program in the country by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Will came back to WUNC after graduation in 2010 as the producer for the local broadcast of Morning Edition, rising before the sun to help host Eric Hodge gather and present the news. In 2014, he produced WUNC's My Teacher series, part of the North Carolina Teacher Project. He joined the team for The State of Things later that year.
In 2016, Will became WUNC's first Daily News Producer, creating content for WUNC newscasts and periodically filling in as host for Morning Edition or All Things Considered.
In 2020, Will moved from producing to reporting full time as WUNC's General Assingment Reporter. He now hosts Morning Edition each Friday.
The Confederate statue known as "Silent Sam" had stood on the main campus quad in Chapel Hill from 1913 until it was torn down by protesters in August 2018.
Federal immigration authorities have requested millions of North Carolina voting records, potentially creating chaos just two months ahead of the midterm elections.
Emotions spilled over on the University of North Carolina campus Monday night as protesters took down "Silent Sam" — a large Confederate monument. Critics of the statue say it glorified slavery.