Michael O'Riordan joined theheart.org as a medical journalist in 2003, after completing his master's degree in journalism at the University of British Columbia, specializing in health reporting. He is a member of theheart.org team that won the Online News Association Online Journalism Award in the category of Specialty Site Journalism-Independent in 2010.
Michael was born in Toronto, ON and studied at Queen's University in Kingston, ON and the University of Toronto. Prior to joining heartwire, Michael worked for WebMD Canada.
He loves to run and cycle (and occasionally swim). He has completed numerous marathons and is training for a few more, including Boston in 2013. He currently lives in Hamilton, ON.