is a reporter with the New York Times, based in Detroit,
where she writes about the automobile industry and the airline
industry. A seasoned journalist, her work has appeared in
Fortune magazine, and she has been a staff writer with a
number of publications including USA TODAY, Newsday,
U.S. News & World Report, and the Reuters News
Service. She began her career as a legislative correspondent for
United Press International in Lansing, Mich., and she served
as an intern in the White House Press Office during the Carter
Micki has been awarded three of journalism's most prestigious fellowships. In 2002, she was named a media fellow by the Japan Society of New York, which allowed her to spend three months in Japan conducting research for THE END OF DETROIT. In 1999-2000, she was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she began the work on the book. And in 1989-1990, she was chosen as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University.
She is the author of two other books. COLLISION COURSE: Inside the Battle for General Motors, published in 1995, told the inside story of GM's financial collapse and the boardroom coup that brought it back to life. In 1998, her second book, THE GLOBAL MANUFACTURING VANGUARD, was published. It outlined the strategies used by the world's best manufacturing companies in expanding their operations beyond their home countries.
Micki is a lecturer on the Global Auto Industry at the University of Michigan business school, where she has taught MBA students about the challenges that the industry faces. And, she has written and performed in three cabaret productions.
Micki was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up nearby. She is a graduate of Michigan State University. In her spare time, you will find her tending the perennial garden of her 1920 Sears Craftsman bungalow, practicing yoga, or indulging in her love of classic and contemporary film.