Freelance Journalist and Owner of Minton Media LLC
Mike Viqueira has had a 30 year career as a journalist in Washington, where he’s won 2 Emmy Awards and a Joan Barone award for excellence in congressional coverage. Mike has also served as the President of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association. He is currently a senior news writer with CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.
After spending time post-college teaching English in Japan, Mike returned to his hometown of Washington and got his first job in broadcasting in 1990 with NHK, the big Japanese public broadcaster, in their DC bureau. He spent 7 years at NHK, learning the trade of journalism and eventually covering not only the federal government, but also the US troop deployments in Somalia and Haiti, as well as several international presidential trips.
From there Mike went to NBC,where he began as a freelance producer working behind the scenes, then was assigned to the House of Representatives and eventually became a congressional on-air correspondent. In 2009 Mike was sent to the White House at the outset of the Obama administration, where he remained as a correspondent for the next 4 years. All in all, Mike spent 15 years with NBC.
In 2013, Mike received an offer to become the Senior Correspondent of the new Al Jazeera America network, where he continued on-air as the lead presence in the field while also assuming responsibility as the Washington bureau chief.
Mike also works as a freelance journalist for NBC, Vice News Tonight on HBO, and i24, a new international broadcaster based in Tel Aviv. He also owns Minton Media LLC, where he conducts media training and consulting.