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Meet the Race Ambassadors

Race Ambassadors are Northern Michigan Residents with a love of cherries and a passion for running. Meet the 2019 Race Ambassadors.

Michelle Dunaway

Michelle Dunaway is the host and co-executive producer of 9 & 10 News’ lifestyle show, ‘the four’. Their goal is to focus on what’s good in northern Michigan. From wellness, to the arts, volunteer opportunities, food, drink and more – she loves being able to provide viewers with something different and positive every day.

Before the latest challenge, Michelle anchored and reported for various shows at the station. She spent many years on Michigan this Morning, then with 9 & 10 News at Noon, 5:00 and 6:00. This October will mark her 19th year with Northern Michigan’s News Leader.

When she’s not at work, Michelle loves to enjoy the beautiful place we call home. In the warmer months, you can find her running, biking and swimming – she likes to ski and snowshoe in the winter – but keeping warm while cooking in the kitchen sometimes seems like a better idea. But any time she can spend with her husband, daughter and 2 dogs is top on her list.

Staying active is a priority for her – whether it be racing, or just working out. Michelle is a certified Spinning instructor and she teaches a weekly TRX class that focuses on functional fitness. She is honored to represent her station and the National Cherry Festival as a race ambassador.

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