Michael Perreault

News Lab Intern

Michael Perreault is KMUW's News Lab intern for Spring 2021. He is a senior at Wichita State University majoring in Communication Journalism with a minor in Sports Management and Criminal Justice. He graduates in May.

Michael originally wanted to be a sports broadcaster for television when he arrived at WSU, but has taken an interest in writing and editing for all sorts of mediums. He's excited to see what he's able to do as the News Lab intern.

Michael is from Connecticut and grew up a big sports fan. His parents both loved to bowl, and gifted him his first bowling ball at the age of 3. He's been bowling ever since and it was a major reason why he decided to attend WSU.

Stephan Bisaha / KMUW/File photo

The Wichita Wind Surge baseball team will play its first game in Riverfront Stadium on May 11.

The team will open the 2021 season on the road May 4 in Springfield, Missouri, before returning to Wichita.

Jared Forma, senior vice president and general manager of the Wind Surge, said he is thrilled to play baseball after last season was canceled by the pandemic.

“This is a tremendous day,” Forma said. “We are beyond excited.

KMUW/Sean Sandefur

Homeless shelters and city officials are working to make sure Wichita's homeless population stays safe during this ongoing cold snap.

Temperatures and wind chills are expected to remain brutally cold through the middle of next week. There also is a chance for between five and 10 inches of snow over the weekend.

A winter storm watch will be in affect late Saturday night through Monday afternoon. Road conditions are expected to be slick in parts of the state.