He has worked at NBC4 since 1994. He has more than 40 years of broadcast experience, with his first job coming in his hometown of Charleston, WV at radio station WCHS-AM.
Mike’s first television position was at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, WV, where he anchored the late evening news. He was also a sports reporter at WCHS-TV in Charleston, before working in Columbus the first time with the local ABC affiliate. Mike also served as operations manager and announcer for WBES-FM in Charleston, W.Va. News Director at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, WV, and served as evening anchor at NewsChannel 8 in Washington, DC before he returned to Columbus.
Mike is a graduate of West Virginia State College with an Associate Arts degree in mass communication.
Mike proudly received a first-place award for reporting by the National Association of Black Journalists in 1993 in Washington, D.C. Other honors include four local Emmy nominations for reporting and two-second place awards for reporting by the Society of Professional Journalists. Mike was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Tribute to African American Committee.
“I have covered every presidential race since I’ve been old enough to vote,” he said. “I enjoy covering what will soon become American history. I would like to think that after more than 30 years of broadcasting, the most memorable story is still waiting to be covered.”
Mike said his first job was digging sewer lines and learning how raw sewage was treated in the summer during his high school years.
“It was interesting, but it encouraged me to study a little harder in school,” Mike said.
If he wasn’t working in the television industry, Mike said he would be searching for the perfect hiking trails in North America.
Mike works with the Better Business Bureau, with the Integrity Selection Committee and many fund raisers for the UNFC College Fund. He is a current board member for the King Arts Complex. He’s also a member of the Columbus Association of Black Journalists.