MIKE is seen weekdays on Minnesota’s most-watched TV station, on the number-one-rated morning newscast. He appears regularly on CBS This Morning to discuss big, breaking national weather events, and can also be seen on the CBS Evening News. In September 2011 viewers nationwide saw Ellen DeGeneres 'crash' one of Mike's weathercasts live on the air, to help him do the forecast. Mike is the recipient of 6 Emmy Awards for broadcast excellence, including as the producer, writer, director and host of a 30-minute special on severe weather, Best Meteorologist and for his role on the Best Daytime Newscast in the upper Midwest.
He also designed and runs an online weather-watcher network that connects viewers directly to the WCCO weather center. The network bands hundreds of weather nerds--like Mike himself--together for the common good, and provides a constant stream of temperature, rain, snow, and severe-weather information, along with eyewitness pictures and video.
MIKE began his broadcast career at the age of 15, at a powerhouse news/talk radio station in Albany, NY before making the transition to meteorologist on WRGB-TV, the Albany CBS affiliate credited as the first television station in the world. In September 2008 – after 8 years at WRGB – Mike joined WCCO, where he is the Director of Meteorology, and has helped viewers prepare for historic spring flooding, record-setting winter blizzards, and a historic number of tornado touchdowns.
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