Contact 5 Investigator Michael Buczyner is a South Florida native. Born and raised in Broward County, Michael brings more than a decade of journalism experience to WPTV NewsChannel 5.
His passion is investigative journalism, asking tough questions, holding government officials accountable and being a voice for the community.
Michael's accolades go well beyond two Emmy Awards ("Making of a Marine" and his coverage during the Parkland school shooting) and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award (Parkland school shooting). His commitment to journalism has lead to many positive changes for the community since moving to South Florida.
He moved to South Florida as a reporter in 2013. Before joining WPTV in March 2020, Michael previously worked in Atlanta, Baltimore, Augusta, Georgia, and Miami.
As a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Michael is always looking to mentor young journalists and he supports his Mizzou Tigers! He is thrilled to be back home in South Florida where it all began.
When he's not busy working, Michael enjoys the South Florida sunshine with his wife and two daughters. He's always on the hunt for the next best restaurant and welcomes those tips too.