200 E. Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33301
954-356-4155
Michael Turnbell
Transportation Writer
My Role

I'm the Sun Sentinel's transportation writer. I've spent almost my entire journalism career writing about transportation. Seems fitting since I was the kid who loved to play with trains, who sat in the backseat and drove his family crazy while he read road signs and maps aloud whenever we went on vacation. But we never got lost. Today, I write mostly about roads, mass transit and commuting in South Florida. Occasionally I dabble in the goings-on at South Florida's three international airports. I write a weekly column in Sunday's Metro section that answers reader questions about transportation.
My Biography

I'm originally from Findlay, Ohio, aka Flag City USA. I attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (the one that existed before Florida became a state). I've worked at newspapers in Cincinnati and Sandusky, Ohio, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, before coming to the Sun Sentinel in 2000. I live in Fort Lauderdale's Poinsettia Heights neighborhood adjacent to the Florida East Coast Railway.
My Interests

Mentoring, cooking, baking, interior design, architecture, college football, playing softball