Michael C. Bradbury
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a Seattle-based freelance science and hightech writer/producer. My writing background spans over seven years across print, television, radio and the Internet. And, my range of writing includes science, technology, legal issues, politics, business, breaking news, features, and editorial writing.

Since 1998 I have written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. And I founded and ran my own weekly newspaper. I have met and interviewed heads of state, Nobel laureates, high-ranking politicians, corporate chieftains and celebrities.

I am a flexible person who is able to shift quickly from one story to another. I work well under tight deadline pressure and enjoy the challenge of overcoming a seemingly insurmountable obstacle or sifting through a mountain of documents and data. I have expertise in Internet security and privacy, nanotechnology, biotechnology, genetics, and astronomy. And, I thoroughly enjoy a good investigation.
Contact Info
  Michael C. Bradbury
Seattle, WA 
USA

E-Mail: mikeb@seanet.com
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Describe your dream assignment
After months of digging through corporate documents, I uncover a huge discrepancy that leads me on a journey that ulimately uncovers a major corporate ring of corruption, government dealmaking and creates public outrage and changes the way business is conducted in this country.

What book is on your nightstand right now?
A Brief History of Nearly Everything by: Bill Bryson

Work Samples
 
Misc.  
(Seattle Gay Standard, 9/21/2001)
Fall is perfect time to pamper yourself at a local day spa.
(Seattle Gay Standard, 8/24/2001)
A feature on the rebuilt Bob Bruneau home in Seattle's central district.
(Seattle Gay Standard, 8/17/2001)
The cutesy names like Sparrow and Gizmo defy the true economic value of the hybrid cars of the future.
Celebrity  
(New York Post, 5/22/2005)
The wedding of Mary K. LeTourneau and Vili Fualaau in Woodinville, WA.
High Tech  
(National Journal, 1/10/2005)
First there were wireless hot-spots in coffee houses and hotels. Now entire cities are going wireless with a 31-mile range wireless umbrella called WiMax.
(Wired News, 11/29/2004)
Human memory is imperfect, so an RFID-enabled smartwatch that keeps track of the easily lost items in your world could be a boon. The tricky part is making sure the watch doesn't remember everything.
(Wired News, 10/14/2004)
A slow, methodical transformation of the $400-billion-a-year water-management industry is currently in progress, and nanotechnology appears to be leading the way.
Science  
(Wired News, 11/2/2005)
In a potential breakthrough for customized medicines, patients can now go online to find out if their genes are canceling out the beneficial effects of their prescriptions.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Producer (television) 3 Years
Reporter 10 Years
Writer 10 Years
Specialty
Science 3 Years
Technology 6 Years
Business (general) 10 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
KCTS Television (11+), Sirius Satellite Radio (11+), Wired News (3-5), Science World (3-5), Seattle Weekly (Village Voice publication) (1-2), Discover Health Channel (1-2), National Journal (1-2), People Magazine (1-2), Television Media City (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Regence Life & Health (11+), Porter PR (3-5), Planetout.com (1-2), Matthew Lesko (1-2)
Other Work History
WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelance journalist. October 2003-present.

Production Assistant. National Body Challenge. Discovery Channel. February 2004.

Washington state correspondent. Out Q News, Sirius Satellite Radio. August 2003-present.

Associate Producer. KCTS Television. November 2002-September 2003.

Marketing Associate. KCTS Television. November 2002-September 2003.

Freelance Journalist / Public Relations/ Marketing. May 2002-October 2002.


Publisher. Seattle Gay Standard newspaper, November 2000-December 2001.

Managing Editor/News Writer. Seattle Gay News, November 1998-September 2000.
Computer Skills
QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Lotus, Microsoft Publisher, Corel Draw.
· Worked with both PC and Mac platforms
· Highly skilled at Internet research.
Equipment
Laptop computer (PC platform)
Audio recording equip., including microphone,
Digital camera (Nikon Coolpix 775) QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Corel Draw, Moviemaker 9, MS Publisher, MS Office suite
References
Available upon request
Associations
Puget Sound Science Writers Association, Program Chair.

Investigative Reporters and Editors. November 2003-present.

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 2002-present.

MediaBistro.com, Seattle founder. 2002-present.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Northwest Chapter President. 1999-present.

Society of Professional Journalists. 1992-present.
Other
SCREEN CREDITS
· Hall for All: Marion Oliver McCawHall. Aired on KCTS Television, June 23, 2003.
· Videogame Revolution. September 8, 2004 on PBS.

EDUCATION
· New Horizons, Microsoft FrontPage, May 1998, QuarkXpress Intensive Course, November, 1995.
· 911 Media Arts Center, Internet Proficiency and Web Site Design, Sept. 1996. Course included: HTML, Java, Internet Law.
· Bachelor of Arts in Communications, with Honors, Thesis title, Operation Smokescreen: Obstacles to ReportingDuring The Gulf War, Psychology minor. Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Graduated May 1994, GPA 3.33/4.00.
· O'Dea High School, Honors Track. Seattle, Washington, Graduated May 1990, GPA 3.66/4.00.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Seattle-Tacoma, WA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.