Michael Schnell is a columnist covering politics, policy and general affairs for The Hill. He writes 10-12 posts a day on a variety of topics, and some of his favorite topics are Capitol Hill, the White House, campaigns, and foreign affairs. She has shared her stories with over 10,000 people and sites and has been picked up by numerous national news organizations.
In December 2020, She graduated from George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs with a BA in Journalism, Mass Communication and Political Science. From a young age, he was fascinated by “storytelling,” which motivated him to study and pursue a career in journalism. While attending GW and staying in Washington, D.C., Michael gained valuable experience and training that prepared him for a career in political journalism.
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During the Fall 2020 season, Michael worked remotely with the NBC News & MSNBC First Team. He was involved in the production of Deadline: The White House and The Beat With Ari in Melbourne. During election week, she also helped the White House administration describe the Trump administration and the campaign, created key notes and notes on White House calls and campaign events, and sent them to the rest of the newsroom.
In the summer of 2020, Michael joined Chuck Todd at NBC News and MSNBC’s The Press the Daily, helping producers set up their rooms. Michael also served as the team’s scriptwriter during the producers’ absence, writing scripts and scheduling time with reporters, coding for iNews Graphics and SOT, and interpreting Chuck Todd’s antics.
In the fall of 2020, Michael joined ABC News in Washington as a one-on-one learning to work with transportation and government agencies. In this role, he wrote stories for ABCNews.com, interviewed story sources and assisted producers and agents in the field with pitching and direct reporting. Michael told Fox News and Business Insider about bringing his students home to study abroad in Italy during the Covid-19 pandemic. He has also spoken extensively about the FDA and the blood shortage caused by Covid-19, as well as policies restricting gay and bisexual blood donation, resulting in three articles.
In the fall of 2019, Michael Washington, D.C. He joined the CNN bureau and worked with The Lead and Jake Tepper. During his four-month stint, Michael helped episode producers cut meetings and press conferences, wrote group discussion questions, and searched for footage in CNN’s reporting system. Assisted the editorial team in creating visual and audio files and segmenting the show for the digital platform. One of Michael’s favorite moments on The Lead was going up to Capitol Hill to take charge of the Congressional delegation. SCIF held several hours of closed-door hearings on the impeachment inquiry and addressed members of Congress after the House vote. Michael was on the Hill on December 18th, the day the House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump, speaking with the presidential candidate and a member of Congress. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) just after voting. Both of these verses. Michael had a similar phone and an extra one when he helped out on the hill.
Prior to working with The Lead, Michael interned at Anderson Cooper 360 in CNN’s New York bureau. In this role, he honed his writing skills while writing the Merchandise Section for Anderson Cooper Full Circle and honed his teleprompting skills during commercials for Anderson Cooper 360 and Anderson Cooper Full Circle. skills to cut vocals and vocal parts from scratch. Michael helped with AC360’s special events, staying until 2:00 a.m. the day after the Democracy Debate.
During his sophomore year at GW (Fall 2018, Spring 2019), Michael worked as an intern and later as a production assistant at Hill.TV, the television arm of The Hill. During the fall semester of 2018, Michael worked at the station, primarily assisting with the Rising Morning Show. Michael arrived at the office at 5:30 a.m. for the daily editorial meeting and helped the team with various tasks. Wrote scripts, edited slides, recorded interviews, used teleprompters and printed materials for broadcasts. In January 2019, due to his high performance and the trust he had built with the team, Michael was promoted to a part-time paid production assistant. In this role, he served as the studio’s senior program coordinator under the editor-in-chief. When Michael went to the office, he chatted with the guests, greeted them and sent them to the studio, took the microphone and drove home.
Prior to Hill.TV, Michael worked as a digital news intern at WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York. In that role, he wrote more than 15 articles published on wcbs880.com, helped manage the social media accounts for WCBS 880, and helped create the Small Business Spotlight video series and the News on the Rocks podcast.
Michael also has journalism experience on the GW campus, most notably GW-TV, the GW student television station. He is now the host, executive producer and editor-in-chief of the political talk show Colonial Crossfire. In this episode, Michael leads a live debate between toxic and liberal students on several important issues. He writes essays, creates interview questions, facilitates debates, and leads a group of 15 students. In addition, State of the Union 2019 State of the Union 2019 State of the Union 2019 speeches and sad news from the field, such as a post-speech review.
Michael is also a reporter and producer for the Gweek student news service. This section covers the GW campus and D.C. shares interesting stories in his community. You shoot on location, write and direct scripts, then edit it all together in Adobe Premiere Pro.