First Light host Michael Toscano has been a news anchor, national correspondent and reporter. He began working in Washington, DC, as a White House and Capitol Hill correspondent for several groups of major market television stations before serving long stints at C-SPAN, the national public affairs television networks, and as a writer for The Washington Post. Toscano was a national political analyst and program host for the Wall Street Journal Radio Network, and news anchor for NBC News Radio.
Toscano began his career at his hometown station in Connecticut. By college, he was a staff announcer at legendary heritage station WTIC radio and TV in Hartford. Later, it was on to WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina, as morning-drive radio anchor and politics reporter for WRAL-TV. His excitement of covering politics made the move to Washington inevitable.