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Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey

American journalist
Michael Harvey
The basics

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Intro American journalist
Is Journalist Writer Novelist
From United States of America
Type Journalism Literature
Gender male
Birth 3 October 1958, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Age 62 years
Star sign Libra
Residence Chicago, IL
Medill School of Journalism
College of the Holy Cross
Duke University School of Law
The details


Michael Harvey is an American author, journalist, and award-winning documentary filmmaker.


Harvey is the author of seven crime novels, The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, We All Fall Down, The Innocence Game, The Governor’s Wife, and Brighton. Harvey is also an investigative reporter, documentary producer and co-creator, producer and executive producer of A&E's groundbreaking forensic series, Cold Case Files. Harvey's investigative journalism and documentary work has won multiple news Emmys and CableACE awards, numerous national and international film festival awards, a CINE Golden Eagle, two Prime-Time Emmy nominations, as well as an Academy Award nomination. Harvey was also selected by the Chicago Tribune as Chicagoan of the Year in Literature for 2011.

Harvey holds a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude with honors, in classical languages from the College of the Holy Cross, a law degree with honors from Duke University and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Harvey is currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. Harvey was born in Boston, graduated from Boston Latin and lives in Chicago. He owns an Irish bar in Chicago, The Hidden Shamrock.



  • Chicago Tribune 2011 Person of the Year – Literature.
  • Two Primetime Emmy Nominations for Best Original Non-Fiction Series
  • Academy Award Nomination - Best Short Feature Documentary
  • Columbus International Film Festival Chris Award
  • CINE - Golden Eagle Award
  • Houston World Film Festival - Gold Medal
  • New York Festivals – Gold Medal
  • National CableACE Award - Best News Special
  • New York Festivals - World Medal, International Division
  • National CableACE Award - Best News Special
  • Regional Emmy Award - Best Feature Series
  • Columbus International Film Festival Bronze Plaque
  • New York Festivals Gold Medal
  • Five Regional Emmy Awards
  • National Easter Seal Award, Best Feature
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