After gaining a Post-graduate Diploma in Radio Journalism at Falmouth, Cornwall, Michelle spent three years as a newsreader/reporter at stations across the UK before landing her first TV job at Westcountry Television.
Michelle then went on to become a reporter at Central News, where she became the regular Weekend News Presenter, and also presented the main show. Michelle is the BBC Midlands Today Breakfast Presenter.
Despite the early starts - she still finds time to indulge her other obsession - sugarcraft...
"There's just something about confectionery art which I find just fascinating... novelty cakes I've made include a sparkly opera mask, a Silver Power Ranger, a huge green Thunderbirds 2 rocket and a ball pool!"