Michael May

Michael May teaches radio documentary at the Salt Institute in Portland, ME and is a radio and print freelancer. Before that, he was the managing editor of the Texas Observer. For more than a decade, he reported from Austin, where he investigated an idiosyncratic FBI informant named Brandon Darby, heard Willie Nelson sing “Amazing Grace” a capella and discovered that a police“bait car” can snare good Samaritans. His stories ended up on This American LifeStudio 360Marketplace, The Austin Chronicle and others. He has also worked as an editor for the national radio show Weekend America and a news reporter at the Austin NPR station KUT-FM. For his radio work, May has won a Third Coast Audio Festival Gold Award and a National Headliners Grand Award.

Recent Stories

Conflict & Justice

The Case of Tarek Mehanna

An Egyptian-American is on trial in Boston charged with supporting terrorism. But the case of Tarek Mehanna is a complicated one. Michael May of Latitude News spoke with friends and associates to find out just who Tarek Mehanna really is.