Mike Buresh Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, WJAX, Wife, Family, Net worth, and Salary

Mike Buresh Biography

Mike Buresh is an American meteorologist working for WJAX as a chief meteorologist. He also anchors newscasts on WFOX and WJAX and can also be heard on 104.5 WOKV daily.

Mike Buresh Career

Buresh is a chief meteorologist who comes to WJAX  from Northeast Florida nearly 20 years ago. He started his meteorology TV career in Des Moines, Iowa, at WHO-TV. He then moved to work at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio prior to joining Northeast Florida nearly 20 years ago. Throughout his career, he has reliably alerted, tracked, and informed his viewers about waterspouts, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and many local tropical cyclones. The famous hurricanes that he has tracked and informed the viewers include Bonnie, Hurricane Michael, Irma, Andrea, Debby, Fay, Beryl, Jeanne, Mathew, Frances and Charley and so many more.

Buresh attended Iowa State University in 1987 but started his college studies at Oklahoma University where he became an experienced “storm chaser”. Immediately after he graduated, he attained his seat at the American Meteorological Society’s “Seal of Approval.”

He has also attained his Certification for Broadcast Meteorologist which certifies that he has met all the specific educational, and experience criteria. The certificate also states that he has passed rigorous testing in his knowledge and communication of meteorology and related sciences needed to be an effective broadcast meteorologist.

His love and passion for the weather began when he was just a young boy while growing up in rural Iowa. Buresh’s mother admits that Mike was always looking at the sky and was drawing weather maps. His love for weather is still evident up to date for everything that surrounds him only entails the weather as he likes to call it: “All the Weather, All the Time!”

Buresh has nonetheless toured many countries and states all over the world including Central and South America, three times to Africa, Australia, Galapagos Islands, and Asia. He is also part of the Jacksonville Salvation Army Advisory Board.

Mike Buresh WJAX

Buresh is currently working at WJAX where he works alongside other famousWJAX anchors and reporters including;


  1. Garrett Bedenbaugh
  2. Alyssa Pejic
  3. Corey Simma
  4. Phil Amato
  5. John Bachman
  6. Emily Turner
  7. Dan Hicken
  8. Brent Martineau
  9. Stuart Webber
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Mike Buresh Age

Buresh was born on June 6, 1964, in Iowa, United States. He is therefore 57 years old as of 2021.

Mike Buresh Height

Buresh stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Mike Buresh Family

Buresh has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Buresh has any siblings. He however posted his family photo on his Instagram page.


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Mike Buresh Wife

Buresh has been happily married since April 1996. However, the names of his wife are still unknown by the public. The couple is blessed with daughters. He posted a photo on his Instagram page wishing his marriage a happy 24th anniversary. Whenever he is not at work, he enjoys basketball, swimming, playing golf, water skiing, reading, community outreach, the beach, and most importantly spending time with his lovely wife, daughters, and “best friend,” Opie, the dog.


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Mike Buresh Children

Buresh and his wife have daughters together. He enjoys spending his time with his daughters. He shares a post on his Instagram page of his wife with his two daughters and another one of his mother.


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Mike Buresh Salary

Buresh earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Mike Buresh Net Worth

Buresh has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a meteorologist.

Mike Buresh Blogs

Buresh is also a writer and has also managed to capture the eyes of many through his blog-o-sphere — “Buresh Blog” and “Talking the Tropics With Mike” (hurricane season June 1st-Nov. 30th).

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