Mike DeForest Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WKMG, Salary, and Net Worth

Mike DeForest is an American Emmy-Award-Winning Reporter working for WKMG/News 6 serving the station as an Investigator Reporter.

Mike DeForest Profile

Mike DeForest is an American Emmy-Award-Winning Reporter working for WKMG/News 6 serving the station as an Investigator Reporter. He has been working for WKMG News in Central Florida for over two decades now.

Mike DeForest Career

DeForest works for WKMG News serving the station as an Investigative Reporter. He joined the News 6 team as Florida officials began counting hanging chads in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election. From then on, he covered some of the biggest news events in Central Florida from hurricanes to shuttle launches to the trials of Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman.

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Mike DeForest Photo

His grandfather introduced him to broadcasting by giving him a microphone and a tape recorder when he was just about five years old. Later on, Mike made a few rounds through the neighborhood in Chicago suburbs with his family’s bulky VHS camcorder, while shooting movies with his friends.

As for his education, he studied broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California. During his time in Los Angeles, he was mentored by some of the biggest names in television news. His first big assignment was covering the OJ Simpson case. During the weekends, he put his voice to work navigating tourists past animatronic hippos on the Disneyland Jungle Cruise.

DeForest started his career working at KAAL-TV in Austin, Minnesota which is also known as the birthplace of Spam. The highlight of the year for him was covering the annual Spam Jam festival. Previously, he also reported for WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, Tenn.

While there, he fell in love with the barbecue, the woman he’d later marry, and the mountains. However, what he loves most about his job is meeting the memorable people who make Central Florida one of the most interesting and exciting places in the country.

Mike DeForest Age

DeForest’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Mike is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.

Mike DeForest Height

He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Mike DeForest Family

Information regarding Mike’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Mike DeForest Wife

DeForest is married to his wife named April who he manages to keep information about away from the limelight. The duo are proud parents to their two sons who he also manages to keep information about away from the limelight. As a family, they reside in West Orange County. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.

Mike DeForest Salary

Being one of the top Investigator Reporters for WKMG, Mike earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000. 

Mike DeForest Net Worth

DeForest has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Reporter.

Mike DeForest WKMG

DeForest is working at WKMG where he works alongside other famous WKMG anchors and reporters including;

  1. Matt Austin
  2. Lisa Bell
  3. Julie Broughton
  4. Bridgett Ellison
  5. Ginger Gadsden
  6. Kirstin O’Connor
  7. Erik von Ancken
  8. Justin Warmoth
  9. Steven Montiero
  10. Louis Bolden
  11. Mike Holfeld
  12. Erik Sandoval
  13. Jerry Askin
  14. Troy Campbell
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