Michelle Jokisch Polo

Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter and Weekend Host

As WKAR’s Latinx stories reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan’s Latinx community. Michelle is also the voice of WKAR’s weekend news programs.
Michelle joined WKAR in August 2020.

Before joining WKAR, Michelle was the inclusion reporter at WGVU Public Media, covering stories of people at the intersections of racial justice immigration reform, criminal justice system reform, reproductive justice and trans and queer liberation. Michelle began her journalism career as the head reporter at El Vocero Hispano, the largest Hispanic newspaper in Michigan.

Michelle has a master’s degree from Grand Valley State University and a bachelor’s degree from Calvin University.

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Informacion En Vivo. Coronavirus En La Región De Lansing

Nov 20, 2020
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS / CDC

Estar bien informado es responsabilidad de todos. Infórmese bien de lugares creíbles, profesionales, y de fuentes oficiales.

Courtesy / MSU Wind Symphony

The College of Music at Michigan State University has received two Latin Grammy nominations for music composed, conducted, and played entirely by artists from MSU.

Michelle Jokisch Polo / WKAR-MSU

Hundreds rallied at the Michigan State Capitol on Saturday in support of President Donald Trump and verifying every vote for president in the state.

Latino Community Foundation

There’s been a fair amount of attention given this election cycle on how Latinx people would vote.

Early exit poll data suggests Latinx voters in Michigan overwhelmingly supported President-elect Joe Biden over President Donald Trump.

Michigan State University Center for Survivors

La Universidad del Estado de Michigan abre programa gratuito y confidencial para aquellos que han sufrido abuso sexual.

Michigan State University Center for Survivors

Michigan State University has launched a free and confidential sexual assault healthcare program. 

Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash / Unsplash

The Barry-Eaton District Health Department is warning that due to the extreme increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the area, contact tracing will now be prioritized based on risk.


Michelle Jokisch Polo / WKAR-MSU

Nearly two hundred people carrying signs in support of presidential candidate Joe Biden rallied at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing Wednesday evening. They were demanding all votes be counted in the presidential election.

When public schools in Ann Arbor, Mich., closed last spring Betty, an undocumented domestic worker, feared losing her job if she stayed home to help her children navigate virtual schooling.

But even if she could stay home, she worried that she didn't have the English proficiency to support her daughter, a ninth-grader at a public high school in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Medical Masks
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The city of Lansing is giving police officers the option of issuing fines to people who violate public health orders meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.