Mike Wankum Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WCVB, Salary and Net Worth

Mike Wankum is an American award-winning Meteorologist working for WCVB Channel 5 in Boston. He joined Channel 5 in December of 2006.

Mike Wankum Profile

Mike Wankum is an American award-winning Meteorologist working for WCVB Channel 5 in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined Channel 5 in December of 2006.

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Mike Wankum Photo

Mentioning education, Mike earned his master’s in Atmospheric Science at Creighton University in the heart of Tornado Alley after graduating from Briar Cliff University.

Mike Wankum Career

Wankum serves at WCVB as a Meteorologist, Weather Producer, and Reporter. He was the chief meteorologist at WLVI-TV for thirteen years before that. Mike has also worked for KISS 108, The Boston Herald, WBUR-FM, and WZLX-FM as a weather reporter. Mike is a weather forecaster who has won thirteen regional Emmy Awards, as well as numerous AP and Mass Broadcasters awards. The Massachusetts Broadcasting Association awarded his weekly “Cutting Edge” technology series First Place for a recurring segment in 2018. He was named one of the seven “Coolest” Meteorologists in the United States by the Washington Post in 2017. Mike worked as the chief meteorologist at WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia, and KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa, before moving to Boston.

Mike gives science lectures at local schools and universities on a regular basis. Climate change, the media, severe weather, nuclear disasters, and children’s issues are among the topics on which he has spoken. Mike was the Chairman of the Chornobyl Children Project USA in the past. He is also involved in a number of charitable organizations in his community.

In his early career, he was involved in numerous tornado chases, and all three of his children have seen tornadoes. Mike is a licensed Amateur road racer and a motorcycle enthusiast. He is frequently seen at the New Hampshire Motors Speedway, where he has a long history of podium finishes. Mike also uses his racing experience to teach local law enforcement officers about motorcycles.

He is frequently seen at the New Hampshire Motors Speedway, where he has a long history of podium finishes. As a member of the Fishtail Riding School, Mike also uses his racing experience to teach local law enforcement motorcycle officers how to ride safely at high speeds. He holds the designation of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and is a member of the American Meteorological Society.

Quick Facts About Mike Wankum

Full Name Mike Wankum
Age 61 years old as of 2021
Nationality American
Spouse Clair Geissler
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million

Mike Wankum Age 

Wankum is 61 years old as of 2021. He was born in 1960, in Iowa, in the United States. It is therefore not known how old Wankum is or when he celebrates his birthday.

Mike Wankum Height

Wankum stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m).

Mike Wankum Family/ Parents

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

Mike Wankum Wife/ Children

Wankum is married to Clair Geissler. Mike and Clair met at Briar Cliff University when they were both students there. Benjamin, Anna, and Tess are the couple’s three children, one son, and two daughters. Currently, the family resides on the South Shore.

Mike Wankum Salary

Being one of the top journalists for WCVB, Wankum earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Mike Wankum’s Net Worth

Wankum has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Meteorologist, Weather Producer, and Reporter.

Mike Wankum Surgery / Mike Wankum Injury, Arm

Wankum updated his Facebook followers on June 2, 2021, about his MIA(Missing in Action) on air around June 2021. He said that he underwent rotator cuff surgery. It was hurting for a while and he could not point with his left hand. He said that he was supposed to undergo the surgery and some physical therapy so that he would be able to use his left hand again. Wankum, however, had recovered by June 18 2021 and his fans congratulated him and welcomed him back.

Mike Wankum WCVB Channel 5

At WCVB Channel 5 Wankum works alongside;

  1. Antoinette Antonio
  2. Shaun Chaiyabhat
  3. Jennifer Eagan
  4. Anthony Everett
  5. Ed Harding
  6. Karen Holmes Ward
  7. Doug Meehan
  8. Nathalie Pozo
  9. Ted Reinstein
  10. Rhondella Richardson
  11. Emily Riemer
  12. Mary Saladna
  13. Shayna Seymour
  14. Ben Simmoneau

 

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