Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Michael Putney's South Florida

There are a few journalists left in South Florida who have been practicing the craft longer than Michael Putney.

After all, Putney, who settled here in 1977, is a relative newcomer.

But when it comes to knowing what and who makes this town tick, no one can touch Putney. He is, quite simply, the best connected journalist in South Florida.

On the air, he comes across as cool and uflappable. But some have learned - sometimes painfully - it's best not to piss him off!

This year, Miami New Times again named Putney, "Miami's Best TV News Reporter."

And after almost 45 years as a journalist - more than 30 of those in South Florida - he shows no signs of slowing down.

In addition to hitting the streets and doing almost daily live shots for Channel 10, Putney also hosts the long-running Sunday morning newsmakers show, "This Week in South Florida." And he still finds time to write a regular column for the Miami Herald.

I recently turned the tables on Putney and asked him the questions.

Read his answers here at MiamiBeach411.com.

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