Michael Herzenberg has chased tornadoes, run from forest fires and waded through neck deep flood waters from hurricanes. An Emmy Award Winner who has worked as a journalist at 6 TV Stations across the country and as a national correspondent for CBS News' affiliate feed service, Herz even performed for a couple a shifts as a writer for NY1 in 1995, before he became a reporter. He returned to NYC and NY1 in 2011. Prior to fulfilling his love for news, Herz worked in landscaping, men's retail and bartending.
Michael Herzenberg joined NY1 as a full-time general assignment reporter in July 2011. He is the breaking news reporter for #Morningson1.
Before joining Pat and the morning team, he pursued the ‘breakers’ at night. He started on the air at NY1 reporting politics on Inside City Hall for nearly a year: covering the Occupy Wall Street Movement extensively, the surreal and impromptu celebration at the World Trade Center site over the killing of Osama bin Laden. Nearly two year later, NY1 dispatched him to the Boston Marathon Bombings, police pursuit, and killing and capture of the criminals.
Herz earned his B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University, and before reporting national news at CBS News' affiliate feed service he spent four years as a Legislative and Special Assignment Reporter in Albuquerque, NM. He anchored an hour-long daily show from the southwestern state and covered everything from military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and Middle East deployment training at 29 Palms Marine Base in California to forest fires and the Los Alamos National Lab.
He previously worked as a general assignment reporter in New Haven, Connecticut; he chased tornadoes in Wichita, Kansas; and he tracked the impact of hurricanes Dennis, Floyd and Irene in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Like everyone at NY1 in 2012, Herz covered Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. He focused on Gerritsen beach in Brooklyn, one of the hardest areas of the city. He also traveled to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in the fall of 2017 to report on the devastation and slow recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
In his personal time, he bikes, runs and walks the five boroughs. When on foot, he often has a pad in hand, sketching buildings — with little success.