Author Michael Cogdill’s Bio:
I was born a fairly poor and relatively redneck child in Asheville, North Carolina, June 11, 1961 — the son of a truck driver and a mill worker. I’m extremely proud of my working-people roots, drawing on their deep wisdom and life lessons in my reporting, writing and public speaking. I’m also, thanks to my parents’ devotion to higher education, a cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a degree in communications, emphasis on the liberal arts. I married Jill Kremer in 1985 — the best decision of my life — and together we’ve founded a company, Cracker the Crab LLC, publishing children’s literature and offering a product line with emphasis on raising self-esteem in the young. I currently anchor the 6:00 and 11:00 news weeknights on WYFF News 4, NBC in the western Carolinas and Georgia.