Michael Wayland is a reporter on CNBC's digital team focused on covering the global automotive industry. Before joining CNBC, he spent two and a half years writing about General Motors and labor relations for Automotive News. In addition to reporting on GM's global business operations, he led coverage of the U.S. Department of Justice's corruption probe into the misuse of training-center funds involving the UAW and Fiat Chrysler. He previously served as a beat reporter on Fiat Chrysler and the UAW for The Detroit News. He started his career in Michigan with Booth Newspapers and MLive Media Group.