Michael Van Schoik

Michael Van Schoik joined the CBS4 team in June of 2022 after spending two years in Springfield, Missouri at the local NBC and ABC affiliate, KY3.

During his time at KY3, Michael worked as a nightside reporter heavily covering local crime, in addition to a wide variety of other stories. One of his most memorable stories was the coverage of a large propane plant explosion in Marshfield, Missouri in 2021. Michael’s breaking news coverage of the explosion helped the KY3 newsroom win second place for “Best Breaking News Coverage” by the Missouri Broadcasters Association.

Michael graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he spent a few years reporting and anchoring at the local NBC affiliate, KOMU-TV. Michael had the opportunity to travel to St. Louis to cover the 2020 election rallies, including a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Michael also previously interned at his hometown station, WKRC Local 12 in Cincinnati, as well as FOX News in New York City.

Michael is excited to be reporting in Indianapolis after spending six years in Missouri. He is now much closer to home and always loved traveling to the Circle City growing up. In fact, Michael remembers traveling to Indianapolis to go to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for his third-grade birthday. He’s also attended numerous Indy 500 races growing up. Michael now looks forward to covering the Greatest Spectacle in Racing!

While in Indianapolis, Michael has covered breaking news stories including the shooting of Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz and the murder of Purdue University student Varun Chheda. Michael has also had the opportunity to meet many Hoosiers while covering entertaining events on weekend mornings. He looks forward to the many more stories to come!

When he’s not at work, Michael loves playing his electric and acoustic guitars, watching “The Office” and spending time with family and friends.

If you have story suggestions, never hesitate to reach out at mvanschoik@nexstar.tv.

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