Mike Wendland is America’s premier high tech reporter. His NBC-TV network television reports and five books on the Internet have given him a loyal nationwide audience of millions who have come to rely on his warm and with columns and online videos that appeared several times each week.
Mike’s PC Mike TV reports are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC affiliates by the NBC Newschannel. The popular news feature has been a stalwart on NBC stations since 1994 and covers the emerging multimedia and information superhighway fields, focusing on hi-tech gadgets and the hottest apps for smartphones and tablets
He is the author of a series of books about the Internet, the latest being “The Complete No Geek-Speak Guide to the Internet,” from Zondervan, available in book stores everywhere or online through Amazon Books. He has written The Wired Journalist, published by the Radio and Television News Directors Association as well as numerous articles about the Internet for major publications, including The New York Times.
Mike has won 20 Emmy Awards and numerous honors and broadcast awards. He is a veteran journalist who has used computers to break some of his biggest stories. His television work has appeared on various NBC and cable television network stations across the country. He spent 18 years as head of the I-Team investigative unit at WDIV-TV in Detroit and before that worked for ten years as an investigative reporter at The Detroit News.
He’s one of the country’s leading experts in using the Internet for research and information-gathering and teaches seminars all over the world to corporations and civic, religious and professional organizations. He once spent three weeks in Israel, Jordan, Bahrain and Egypt teaching journalists the Internet in a trip sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
He has also been a Fellow at the Poynter Institute, a prestigious school for journalists in St. Petersburg, FL., where he often teaches convergence reporting and new media.
He also publishes Roadtreking, an RV travel blog about interesting people and places across North America.