Mike Nelson Bio, Age, Height, Denver 7, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Mike Nelson Bio, Wiki

Mike Nelson is an 18 Emmy Awards-Winning American meteorologist working for Denver 7 (KMGH-TV) serving as a Chief Meteorologist. He has been working with this station since June 2004.

Mike Nelson Age

Nelson is 65 years old as of 2023. He was born on the 1st of December 1957, in the United States.

Mike Nelson Height/Measurements

Nelson stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1. 75 m) and weighs around 91 kg.

Mike Nelson Education

For his education, Mike attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated and earned a BS in Meteorology.

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Mike Nelson Career

Nelson works for Denver 7 (KMGH-TV) serving as a Chief Meteorologist. He has been a television weather forecaster for over four decades and has been forecasting weather in Colorado alone for over twenty-five years of years. He came to Denver7 as Chief Meteorologist in June 2004. Mike relishes sharing his knowledge of the weather with the old and young, visiting more than 50 schools, clubs, and service organizations every year.

After obtaining his degree in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin, he started to work in 1976 at Weather Central, a Madison-based private weather consulting company centering on forecasts for ski areas, power utilities, agri-business,  the Wisconsin TV Network, and more than 40 other radio and TV stations nationwide.

In 1979, Nelson was appointed Executive Vice President of Weather Central and managed a staff of 14 meteorologists. He aided in providing forecasts crucial to the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. While in Madison, Nelson collaborated with co-worker meteorologist, Terry Kelly, in devising one of the first computer weather graphics systems for television. From 1979 to 1984, Nelson installed TV weather computers at more than 50 TV stations all over the nation.  In 1982, he brought the first weather computer to Colorado and taught legendary Denver weatherman Stormy Rottman about that system.

In 1985, Mike and his family drove to St. Louis, Missouri where he operated as Chief Meteorologist at a local station until 1991. While in St. Louis, he served as a member of the American Meteorological Society’s Board of Broadcast Meteorology, endorsing candidates to receive the AMS Seal of Approval for Television Weather-casting. Mike has been honored with 18 Emmy awards for Outstanding Weather Anchor. In 2001, he was honored by the Colorado Broadcasters Association as their “Citizen of the Year” for his volunteer work in Colorado schools. Mike has also authored two local bestsellers namely “The Colorado Weather Almanac” and “The Colorado Weather Book. “Both books are unrestricted from Amazon.com.

Mike Nelson’s Net Worth

In Mike’s career as a meteorologist, he was able to amass a net worth between $1 Million-$ 5 million.

Mike Nelson Salary

Nelson acquires annual earnings that range between $ 104, 175, and $ 227,555.

Mike Nelson’s Parents and Siblings

Nelson was born and raised by his devoted parents in the United States.  Growing up, his parents gave him the best upbringing possible. Besides this, Mike has not disclosed any further details about his father, mother, or siblings if he has any.

Mike Nelson Wife

Nelson is married to Cindy though he has not told any further detail about his wife. The duo has been together for over 35 years and they reside in Colorado.

Mike Nelson Kids

He and his wife are proud parents of three grown children namely Christiana, Anders, and Becca, and two grandsons; Owen and Liam. They also have three very spoiled little pugs namely Tilly, Tinq, and Torq.

Mike Nelson KMGH-TV

Nelson works at KMGH-TV where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Anne Trujillo
  2. Shannon Ogden
  3. Brian Sanders
  4. Jaclyn Allen
  5. Bayan Wang
  6. Nick Rothschild
  7. Troy Renck
  8. Lionel Bienvenu
  9. Jayson Luber
  10. Katie LaSalle
  11. Stacey Donaldson
  12. Lisa Hidalgo
  13. Jason Gruenauer

Mike Nelson Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Nelson is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 16.5K Followers around 21K followers on his Facebook page, and 4,427 Followers on his Instagram account.