Mike Waterhouse is a digital newsroom leader for a prominent television station and multi-platform news outlet in New York City, as well as a passionate visual storyteller and tech enthusiast.
He lives in the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens, a rapidly developing area of NYC that is a stone’s throw away from Manhattan. The area is a hot spot for the filming of Law & Order and The Good Wife scenes, and is home to one of the best views of Manhattan, as seen from Gantry Plaza State Park.
Mike’s love for photography spawned from his early days in TV, where he was a photojournalist, capturing video for a local news station. He always worked to get a creative angle and use imagery to support the story.
He also has a love for city exploring, craft beer (but not too hoppy!) and technology. Being left-handed, he dabbles in the creative side of things, but attempts to maintain a sense of logic & direction in everything he does.
Prior to moving to NYC in July 2013, he worked for TV stations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Huntington/Charleston, West Virginia. Mike served as a photojournalist, news operations manager, fill-in news producer and executive producer of new media during his 13+ years in two different newsrooms.
One of his favorite career moments happened when he persuaded city council to alter a traffic pattern, which not only helped expedite access to the TV station but improved the overall traffic flow in the downtown area.
He’s a proud alumnus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and is a native of Cleveland.