Michael Oakes

Michael Oakes

Michael started his career at 5 Eyewitness News in February 2017. Before joining the station, he worked in news radio in Duluth. He’s written for the Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the New York Times. Michael graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism and a minor in Spanish. He is a Minnesota Twins nut, a history nut and enjoys traveling whenever he can. He’s quick to romanticize the Lost Generation and the Roaring '20s. He also loves cooking and going on long walks with his girlfriend and the dogs. He’s an avid runner, despite having a serious aversion to it.

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