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Lou Michel


        A native of Long Island, New York, journalist Lou Michel has made his home in Western New York for the last 25 years. He is a graduate of the mass communication program at the State University of New York's College at Buffalo and has worked as a reporter for 23 years at the Tonawanda News and The Buffalo News, his current employer.
   
     The 44-year-old Michel has won Associated Press Awards and has made appearances on Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight. His award-winning coverage of other crime-related stories has also gained him national recognition.
   
     As the lead crime reporter at The Buffalo News, Michel has been a guest speaker at area high schools and colleges and has given interviews to various local and national radio and television programs.
   
     Michel and his wife, Barbara, a college grants writer, are the parents of three children, Christopher, Brian and Amy, and live near the shores of Lake Ontario.
        He is at work, with co-author Dan Herbeck, on AMERICAN TERRORIST:  TIMOTHY MCVEIGH AND THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING (Regan Books, 2001),
what will be a highly controversial, biography of one of the most notorious criminals in the history of the United States.

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