Michelle Millman is a two-time Emmy award winning anchor of KIRO 7’s Morning & Noon shows and a proud UW grad!
Michelle was born in Ohio, but moved to Renton when she was 6, where she lived until heading off to the University of Washington for her Communication degree.
After landing her first TV jobs in Lewiston, Idaho then Yakima, Michelle came “home” to KIRO 7 where she interned on the night shift just 6 years prior.
After getting married, Michelle quickly realized the morning shift made sense for her & her fire fighter husband. Their crazy work schedules became even more so after their two boys came along, but still, working early morning made sense & she still loves it!
Her husband, Mike, is a retired fire captain who spent 28 years with the Everett Fire Department, a job that led him right into another line of community
Mike was elected to the Woodinville city council & voted in as mayor in January of 2022; it’s a job he’s really enjoying as it allows him to give back to the community on a much larger scale.
Over her career, Michelle has been honored with the American Lung Association’s Outstanding Mother Award, Evening Magazine’s Best of the Northwest female news anchor award & the American Cancer Society’s volunteer award.
Her relentless work on behalf of cancer began after first being diagnosed in 2008 with thyroid cancer then the following year with breast cancer. Michelle says the most rewarding part of being in “the club” is helping those newly diagnosed navigate all those worries that come with such scary news.
Michelle loves giving back to numerous cancer causes, especially for those who cannot afford treatment, but she also gets so much out of helping Habitat for Humanity, Seattle Children’s Hospital & animals, including volunteer work with salmon restoration.
Seattle-based artist Gerry Tsutakawa is working on what will be a bronze piece, inspired by Seattle and water, called SeaWave. It will stand 7 feet tall and 9 feet wide on the eastside of Climate Pledge Arena.