Medical reporter at @HoustonChron | Former military writer @VirginianPilot | Teaching my kids humility through Cleveland sports.

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Biography

Mike Hixenbaugh covers the military for The Virginian-Pilot.

Prior to joining The Pilot in March 2011 to cover Virginia Beach government, he worked for three years at daily newspapers in North Carolina, where he covered stories ranging from local zoning scuffles to a suspected serial killer in ru...

Interview

Who do you wish followed you?

Desmond Tutu, Michael Lewis, Jim Thome. In that order.

Why did you become a journalist?

I wanted to be a sports writer in college, but I didn't enjoy writing in cliches or interviewing half-naked linebackers.