Michael Haederle


1979-1981 City News Bureau of Chicago. Reporter and deputy news desk editor for local wire service co-owned by Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.

1981-1984 The Albuquerque Tribune. Reporter and assistant city editor for p.m. daily.

1984-1988 The Houston Post. General assignment reporter for 320,000 circulation a.m. daily. Covered local, state and national breaking stories. Led team reporting on special projects.

1988-1989 The New Mexico Lawyer. Founding editor of statewide newspaper for and about lawyers. Reached 5,000 lawyers, judges and court personnel with news, features, opinion and appellate court rulings.

1989-1999 Freelance writer. As a People contract correspondent (1995-1999) I traveled throughout the West on major stories, like the Columbine massacre and the Oklahoma City bombing. Wrote for the features section, book review and national desk at the Los Angeles Times. Stories and columns distributed nationally by the L.A. Times Syndicate. Also contributed to Time, Sports Illustrated, SI Kids, Southwest Spirit, Family Circle, Chicago Tribune, Reuters, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Rocky Mountain News and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.

2000-2002 People Magazine. Staff correspondent for the Houston bureau. Extensive travel on breaking news and human-interest stories. Acting bureau chief on an interim basis.

2002-2007 People Magazine. Deputy chief of the Austin bureau, covering six states and Mexico. Helped recruit, train and supervise freelancers, editing files sent to New York. Reported and coordinated coverage on stories like the Columbia space shuttle disaster and Hurricane Katrina.

2007 Ballantines PR. Senior writer and strategist for Los Angeles-based agency with an extensive New Mexico client base.

2007-2008 Syracuse University. Visiting assistant professor in the magazine department at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Taught undergraduate classes in magazine writing, critical writing, beat reporting and web reporting.

Current Freelance writer for Reader’s Digest, the Los Angeles Times, AARP Bulletin, Tricycle, Shambhala Sun and other publications.

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