Michael Sevren

An Oregon native, Michael Sevren joined the KEZI 9 News team in May of 2018.

Title: Reporter
michaelsevren@kezi.com

An Oregon native, Michael Sevren joined the KEZI 9 News team in May of 2018. Before returning to work in his home state, Michael spent five years working as a multimedia journalist in Casper, Wyoming, at KTWO-TV, and at KIVI-TV in Boise, Idaho.

During his time in Wyoming, Michael worked as the Fremont County Bureau Reporter where he covered the Wind River Reservation and the neighboring communities. Michael was awarded by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters for Best Photography two years in a row. He also won Best Story for his work on a widow getting back the high school class ring she gave to her husband before he went off to fight in World War II.

In Boise, Michael covered some of the biggest stories to impact that area in recent years. He was one of the first reporters on scene when an armed gunmen shot and injured two Boise police officers and was in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down to a Dietrich High School student accused of a racially-motivated locker room assault. Michael’s work was also recognized by both the Idaho State Association of Broadcasters and the Idaho Press clubs, winning awards for his breaking news live shots and environmental reporting, as well as Best Story for his in-depth report on the age-old sport of falconry.

When Michael is not working, he enjoys riding his bike, taking trips to the Oregon coast and relaxing at home with his cat, Shady.

You can follow Michael on Facebook or Twitter.

Recent Posts by Michael Sevren

Environmental groups sue BLM to stop Springfield logging project

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Federal court by Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wilds alleges the 100-acre logging operation that was purchased by Seneca Sawmill Company could increase the risk of wildfires.

Kids getting vaccinated as exclusion day draws near

Feb. 20 is the day schools need to know if their students are up to date on their vaccines.

Sen. Wyden: National emergency is a 'horrible precedent'

Cottage Grove husband and wife Steve and Mary Nicewander both attended the town hall and both have different opinions over the wall.

Push to legalize psychedelic mushrooms gains traction in Eugene

The campaign needs over 140,000 signatures to be considered on the 2020 ballot.

Cities look to CAHOOTS to help people in crisis

CAHOOTS clinical coordinator Kate Gillespie said they've been talking with city leaders in Portland, Denver, Boston and New York City.

Myrtle Creek police officer charged with child sex abuse

According to court documents, Salterio allegedly talked to underage girls on Facebook, pretending to be a teenage boy to convince them he was under 18 as well.

Springfield priest warns about impersonation scam

Father Mark Bentz said the scammers have been claiming to be him in emails for over a year.

Protesters demand Lane County Sheriff's Office stop assisting ICE

Sheriff Trapp told KEZI 9 News that he believes their policies conform to local, state and federal law.

Family of 5-year-old who drowned files suit against Timberhill Athletic Club

Tomás Barreto Pizano, who was 5 years old at the time, died after he drowned in the outside pool of the Timberhill Athletic Club on June 18, 2018.

Son of woman killed in I-105 crash speaks out

Chris Newell said he's already forgiven the alleged drunk driver.

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