Michelle Boudin is a local TV news reporter and a freelance journalist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Boudin loves to tell people’s stories whether for TV or in print. She’s a regular contributor to People magazine and a number of regional publications. Boudin was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work that helped to free a man who spent 44 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Her Twitter handle says, “Changing the world one story at a time.” A beach girl at heart, she loves traveling, live music and eating in restaurants. Lately, though, she’s been learning to cook — one chicken dish at a time. Twitter: @MichelleBoudin

All Stories by Michelle Boudin

May 19, 2021

Artists find their voices, power through creation

Black Lives Matter murals and other public art spark conversation and controversy — and maybe even change. Artists share how their work has empowered others and themselves.

April 13, 2021

Quest for justice resumes as courtrooms open doors

The U.S. judicial system is designed for face-to-face experiences, but the pandemic changed that dynamic. As courts return to open sessions, judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys work to dig out of the deep backlog.

April 6, 2021

Office spaces get a revamp — including some throwbacks

From bathrooms to boardrooms, the pandemic is reshaping workspaces. Architects and planners tell us what to expect, as business owners eye everything from increased outdoor space to more private offices.

February 19, 2021

On your mark, get set … go virtual — for a good cause

Road races get creative when the pandemic places obstacles in the way. Many runners are grateful for the chance to keep running for a cause as charities and nonprofit clubs grapple with revenue shortfalls.

February 19, 2021

Life after gender transition: ‘More me than I’ve ever been’

Maks Gomez, 35, shares his personal story of transitioning to a new life. He came out to his family just two years ago and recently had the surgery that he says finally made him feel complete.