reporter, filmmaker, writer (37 years old)
Michael Wigge has been working for ten years as a reporter and writer for both private and public broadcasters. His work is characterized by a mixture of journalism and entertainment. His specialties are cultural issues which he examines in a very entertaining way.
In 2012, he publishes the book “How to Travel the World for FREE” worldwide and the series is broadcast on numerous PBS channels in the U.S. Wigge appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Katy Perry. Later on he appears with his story in the LA Times, USA Today and on the Today Show.
In 2013, Wigge crosses Germany on a razer scooter – 2500 kilometers in 80 days and publishes this project as a TV series and a book in Germany. In the same year he travels Switzerland for free for 3Sat television.
“How to Travel the World for free” and “How to Barter for Paradise” are published in winter 2013/2014 bei Skyhorse Publishing. “How to Travel the World for Free” runs for the second year on PBS in several US markets. End of 2013, Wigge is awarded with the Columbus Award in silver of the “Vereinigung Deutscher Reisejournalisten”.
2014 Wigge receives the Houston Award of Worldfest-Houston and also the Accolade Award “Award of Merit” in “Germany by Scooter” twice as an on-camera talent and in “action/adventure”.
With Bob Prentice, Sandra Harshman and Joann Ruchleweicz