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

January 24, 2022

How champion athletes are scoring big in the classroom

A program that connects elite athletes to serve as role models to underserved students proves to be a winning formula.

November 17, 2021

What happens when demand for child care exceeds supply?

The lack of options for high-caliber, affordable and dependable child care has reached a critical stage. A small North Dakota town’s collaborative solution to the problem is attracting attention from other cities.

June 30, 2021

Elite runner and mom of 4 blazes new trails

As Sara Vaughn was preparing for the U.S. Olympic trials in the 1,500 meters, she looked back on her struggles and successes as a top athlete. She is one of three women being sponsored by &Mother, a nonprofit that supports elite athletes who are moms.

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.