Mikenzie Frost joined the WPBN team in July 2018 and covers all things politics and public policy in Michigan’s Capital City of Lansing.
A native Michigander, Mikenzie grew up in Metro-Detroit and became an ‘honorary Yooper’ when she attended Northern Michigan University and studied multimedia journalism. Upon graduation in 2015, she moved to Montana and was a reporter for KTVH in Helena. Shortly after, Mikenzie was promoted to the main evening anchor, delivering the news at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
During her time in Montana, Mikenzie was able to tell a variety of stories ranging from breaking news coverage of an earthquake, to historic snow levels that trapped entire communities for weeks, to high school graduation requirements that weren’t preparing students for their future.
The Montana Broadcasters Association honored Mikenzie with the ‘Best NonCommercial Program of the Year’ in 2018 for a 30 minute special she solo wrote, shot and produced about the charm and challenges of rural education across Montana. In 2017, Mikenzie won second place in the MBA's 'Best News Writing' category for a piece she wrote about a 30-year cold case.
In her free time, you can find Mikenzie hiking, camping or exploring somewhere new. She’s very excited to be back in her home state and tell stories that matter most to the community. If you see her around, be sure to say hi and tell her your favorite spot to explore!
Have a story idea? Email Mikenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org