CHARLOTTE – WFAE welcomes Michael Falero as the recipient of a news reporting fellowship designed to allow emerging journalists gain local news experience, with a focus on audio and digital reporting.
Falero will specialize in environmental coverage in addition to general news and feature reporting.
The one-year fellowship was funded with donations from Holly and Paul Freestone, the Blumenthal Foundation and WFAE members. It is designed to give journalists the time to train and work with WFAE’s staff while building a portfolio.
Falero is a recent graduate of Atlantic Public Media’s Transom Story Workshop in Massachusetts. He has produced independent podcasts focused on local news, including the Charlotte Newsmakers podcast.