Finney, Michael


Michael Finney celebrates 30-years with ABC7 in 2021 – and even gets a day named after him by San Francisco’s Mayor and the State of California. April 29th was proclaimed Michael Finney Day as he was lauded for his decades of consumer reporting and advocacy. The proclamation declares Finney one of the most prominent consumer reporters in the U.S.  Finney joined the station in 1991 and his reporting has received numerous prestigious awards. Not only did the California State Legislature acknowledge Finney but so did Congress in Washington D.C. Finney has published several books and credits his career to a journalism teacher in Junior High School in Palo Alto. His name is Bill Goggin. “He is responsible for all of this,” said Finney. “He taught me, ‘The job of the journalist is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.’ That’s pretty much what I’ve been up to ever since.”