Mike Wells - Headlines & Deadlines LLC

Mike Wells
Headlines & Deadlines LLC

Tampa, FL 33605


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Mike Wells
Headlines & Deadlines LLC

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Mike Wells’ name has become synonymous with “getting to the heart of the story.” As an award-winning journalist, Mike specialized for more than a decade in reporting on major scandals and tragedies, as well as everyday life on the “cops and courts” beat.

Through his private consulting firm, Mike now provides attorneys and families with media relations services and consulting. His clients receive the benefit of his experience as a journalist and working with someone one who intimately understands what reporters need in covering a story.

His work appeared in major metropolitan newspapers, national magazines and online. Mike contributed news reports to Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and appeared as a commentator on CNN Headline News and MSNBC.

Contact Mike, if you'd like him to:

* speak at an event
* coach my team/clients on media relations
* develop/improve my media strategy
* develop/improve my marketing or editorial content
* coordinate a media interview or campaign
* provide media exposure for me or my issue


“Mike combines good news sense with great storytelling, giving his readers compelling accounts of their daily lives. He understands and appreciates the full spectrum of story forms available to 21st Century journalists and always looks for opportunities to enhance his work with visual, audio and multimedia elements. Mike has a unique understanding of print and TV traditions as well as the latest online trends, and he tailors his approach to meet the needs of any platform and its matching audience. He’s a pleasure to collaborate with whether tackling spot news or enterprise journalism, print storytelling or multimedia!”

– Crystal Lauderdale, Video Product Manager at The New York Times Regional Media Group, worked directly with Mike Wells at Tampa Tribune.

“As a reporter, Mike Wells has an enthusiasm for his craft that’s unfortunately rare. I’ve worked with a lot of people who seem to go on autopilot after a number of years in the trenches – not Mike. He has tenacity and exuberance about managing a beat that is inspiring. He’s a supportive colleague who is glad to throw his skills into the fire when a big story breaks, whether it’s taking dictation, making phone calls or reading transcripts. I’d gladly work with him again.”

– Valerie Kalfrin, Reporter, Tampa Tribune, worked directly with Mike Wells at Tampa Tribune.

“Mike is a thoughtful, thorough journalist … he connects with sources unlike anyone else. This is our second paper together — I recruited him here from Missouri — and I’d take him anywhere.”

– Heidi Hall, Education Editor, The Tennessean, managed Mike Wells at Tampa Tribune.