Mike Wankum Bio, Wiki
Mike Wankum is an award-winning meteorologist working for WCVB NewsCenter 5’s award-winning StormTeam 5, serving as an M-F weeknight meteorologist at 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:00 PM) as well as The 10 O’Clock News on MeTV Boston. He has been working with this station since December 2006.
Mike Wankum Age
Wankum is 63 years old as of 2023. He was born in Iowa, in the United States in 1960. However, as reliable information is out, an update about his actual will be done soon.
Mike Wankum Height/Measurements
Wankum stands approximately 6 feet 1 inch (1. 85 m) and weighs around 89 kg
Mike Wankum Education
For his education, Mike received his degree from Briar Cliff University. After that, he joined Creighton University where he earned his Masters in Atmospheric Science.
Mike Wankum Career
Wankum serves as StormTeam 5’s weeknight meteorologist and co-anchors weather for all WCVB Channel 5 evening and late newscasts (M-F, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:00 PM) as well as The ten O’Clock News on MeTV Boston. He came to Channel 5 in December of 2006 and has been foretelling weather in Boston for about three decades. Before WCVB, Mike worked for 13 years as chief meteorologist at Boston’s WLVI. Before his move to Boston, he served as chief meteorologist at WTVR in Richmond, Virginia, and in Sioux City, Iowa at KTIV.
Mike is an award-winning meteorologist with sixteen regional Emmy Awards for both technology reporting and weather coverage. He has also been acknowledged with countless Associated Press and Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) awards, including a First Place MBA Sound Bites honor for his weekly “Cutting Edge” technology series 2018. In 2017, the Washington Post listed him as one of the country’s seven “Coolest” meteorologists.
Mike is a regular guest science lecturer at universities and area schools. He has spoken on various topics including climate change, nuclear disasters, media, severe weather, and children’s issues. Mike also acted as past Chairman of the Chornobyl Children Project USA. He is also actively engaged in various local charitable organizations.
A licensed amateur road racer and an avid motorcycle enthusiast, you can often catch Mike at the New Hampshire Motors Speedway where he has had countless podium finishes. He also uses his racing expertise to teach local law enforcement motorcycle officers how to ride safely at high speeds as a part of the Fishtail Riding School. Mike is part of the American Meteorological Society and holds his Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation. A longtime resident of Massachusetts’ South Shore, Mike loves spending time with his family including his three kids and one grandson.
Mike Wankum Net Worth
In Mike’s career as a meteorologist, he was able to amass a net worth between $1 Million-$ 5 million.
Mike Wankum Salary
Wankum acquires annual earnings that range between $ 103,450, and $ 234, 455.
Mike Wankum Parents and Siblings
Wankum was born and raised to parents in Iowa, the United States. Growing up, his devoted parents gave him the best upbringing and nourishment possible. Besides this, Mike has not revealed any further details about his parents or siblings if he has any.
Mike Wankum Wife
He is married to Clair Geissler. The duo met at Briar Cliff University when they were both students there. A longtime inhabitant of Massachusetts’ South Shore, Mike loves spending time with his family including his three grown-up children and 2 amazing grandchildren.
Mike Wankum Kids
He and his wife are proud parents of three children two daughters and one son namely Anna, Tess, and Benjamin, and 2 amazing grandchildren.
Mike Wankum WCVB-TV
Wankum works at WCVB-TV, where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as;
- Antoinette Antonio
- Jessica Brown
- Shaun Chaiyabhat
- Jennifer Eagan
- Anthony Everett
- Ed Harding
- Doug Meehan
- Ted Reinstein
- Rhondella Richardson
- Mary Saladna
- Ben Simmoneau
- Maria Stephanos
- Erika Tarantal
- Katie Thompson
- Josh Brogadir
Mike Wankum Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
Wankum is vocal on his social media accounts, where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 25.5K Followers around 7.8K followers on his Facebook page, and 7,501 followers on his Instagram account.