Michael Maely

Michael Maely

Morning Anchor

Michael Maely joined the WMBF News team in May 2008 as main anchor. You can catch him sharing all the live, local, late breaking details of the Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas Monday through Friday starting at 5 a.m. Michael's news career began in 1996; he most recently was a reporter and fill-in anchor at the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to that, he was weekend anchor/reporter at the FOX affiliate in Indianapolis, IN. Michael also worked at the NBC in Grand Rapids, MI, where he reported exclusively for the station along the shores of Lake Michigan as the Lakeshore Bureau Chief. Michael spent most of his life along the shores of Lake Michigan, though his career began in the same city as his life did in South Bend, IN, at the local NBC affiliate. While there, he worked the overnight shift as a morning show producer before leading the investigative unit. Motivated to speak the words he'd been writing, Michael began filling in as a reporter until landing a full time reporter gig at a CBS affiliate in West Lafayette, IN. Michael has earned awards from the Indiana Associated Press, the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and he has been nominated for a regional Emmy for his work at WMBF News. Michael is a graduate of DePaul University. While in Chicago he interned at a host of TV stations, including the local FOX, ABC and CBS stations. Michael likes spending spare time with family, who he hopes will relocate here to Myrtle Beach! He also likes swing, salsa and merengue dancing and studying the latest and greatest in automotive technology. Other enjoyments: wine tasting, tennis and skiing - though he's happy to ditch his snow skies for water-equipped boards now that he's living near the ocean!


Recent Articles by Michael

Restaurant Scorecard: Excessive flies, maggots and mildew at some restaurants, perfect score at another

  Embrace A Veteran: Refugee shares story of survival and service as Army colonel

  Restaurant Scorecard: Several eateries dinged for not having soap, towels at sinks

Restaurant Scorecard: Flies and mildew in some kitchens

  Horry police searching for men believed to be connected to murder, carjacking, robbery

  Restaurant Scorecard: Flies on food, equipment; food stored on the floor at some spots

  WMBF celebrates 10 years: A look back at major stories

  Restaurant Scorecard: Excessive flies and mold in kitchens this week

  Embrace A Veteran: Korean War veteran recalls helping thousands at sea

  Restaurant Scorecard: Flies, other problems at some spots; near-perfect score at another restaurant

  Restaurant Scorecard: Roaches on walls and flies at one eatery, near-perfect scores at two spots

  Restaurant Scorecard: Flies in kitchens, but near-perfect scores at rib joint and bistro

  Restaurant Scorecard: Flies in two kitchens, near-perfect score at fine dining spot

  Restaurant Scorecard: Popular burger joint receives perfect score

  Embrace A Veteran: Mission of 93-year-old WWII veteran was to get troops home

Restaurant Scorecard: New bowling alley serves up the late night classics, two places get perfect scores

  Restaurant Scorecard: A roach and insect larvae at two spots, new taco spot almost ready to open

  Restaurant Scorecard: Celebrity chef opens new spot, high scores and low scores at other locations

Restaurant Scorecard: Food improperly stored at some spots, perfect score for breakfast restaurant

  Embrace A Veteran: Retired Marine changed military pay system during 28 years of service

Restaurant Scorecard: Mildew and expired milk at two spots, near-perfect score at family pizza eatery

Restaurant Scorecard: Whole chickens without documentation, expired food and a perfect score this week

Restaurant Scorecard: Expired food, mildew and dirty knives at one stop

  WMBF Investigates - Clearing up the cryptocurrency confusion

Restaurant Scorecard: Rat poisoning, itch cream near food at two spots; near perfect scores at BBQ, pizza spots

Restaurant Scorecard: Expired food and grease buildup at two spots; pizza, pasta places get perfect scores

  Embrace A Veteran: Vietnam vet reflects on near-death experience, how rescue dog gives him hope

Restaurant Scorecard: Breakfast buffet scores 79, seafood market near perfect

Restaurant Scorecard: Bugs, black slime cleaned up at burger spot; Seafood Market gets near-perfect score

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