Michael McDaniel is a reporter covering Goodyear and Litchfield Park. He is an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan as a forward adviser for the Afghan army. Michael was awarded a bronze star for his service. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in investigative journalism. Michael has bylines in the Phoenix Business Journal, The Arizona Republic, Courthouse News, and Phoenix New Times. He is passionate about protecting the First Amendment and all things civil liberties.