Michael Hernandez

Multimedia Reporter

Michael Hernandez was a multimedia reporter for KRWG Public Media from late 2017 through early 2020. He continues to appear on KRWG-TV from time to time on our popular "EnviroMinute" segments, which feature conservation and citizen science issues in the region.


A native Tucsonan, Hernandez is no stranger to Southwestern life.


He got his first taste of broadcast news from a young age. At two-and-a-half years old, ABC affiliate KGUN9 visited his home to feature him in a story about early childhood education. Hernandez would eagerly watch the evening news with his grandmother after school and credits growing up on classic PBS shows like Bill Nye the Science Guy, Reading Rainbow, ZOOM! and the Saturday night lineup of British comedies for igniting his passion for public media.


Hernandez completed a host of internships as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona. After stints at Tucson’s NBC and CBS news stations, Hernandez interned at Arizona Public Media where he hosted “Newsbreak,” a 90-second daily newscast and reported educational stories for NPR. Additionally, Hernandez worked for UATV, the university’s student-run broadcast station, and held positions including reporter, anchor and executive producer.


Hernandez is a 2017 graduate of the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism and is excited to begin his career in Las Cruces. He looks forward to meeting the people of the Mesilla Valley and reporting stories its residents care about most.

Michael Hernandez

Being proactive in the community is the basis of civic engagement and a functioning democracy. That’s why Las Cruces residents and District 3 city councilor Gabe Vasquez gathered for a town hall at Lynn Middle School.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke

In the midst of a Senate vote to end the government shutdown, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke held a town hall meeting in El Paso to talk with his constituency.

Michael Hernandez

A group of Las Cruces high school students have a seat on their school district’s Board of Education, and it’s the only seat of its kind in New Mexico.

Alvy Ray Smith

For fans of Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Up, Pixar is a household name. Its co-founder paid a visit to New Mexico State University to talk about his journey through the world of animation.

Michael Hernandez

When sixth grade math teacher Melanie Alfaro sat at an assembly at Deming Intermediate School, she had no idea she was about to be named the guest of honor.

Neither did the school.


Members of the NMSU community held a day of giving to support university students.

Students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the third annual ‘Giving Tuesday.’

The 24-hour event is a university-wide opportunity for Aggie alumni, friends and donors to give to scholarships and programs which help support students with the cost of tuition.