Mike Caplan Biography
Mike Caplan is an American meteorologist for FOX 32’s Good Day Chicago since joining the station in December 2015. Caplan attended Warren Township High School in Gurnee and then earned an Associate’s Degree from the College of Lake County. Caplan then went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Illinois State University.
Mike Caplan Career
Caplan’s first job after college was in Champaign-Urbana, IL at WCIA. While at WCIA, Caplan reported news before being promoted to weekend and noon weather anchor. Additionally, he co-hosted the station’s PM Magazine show and earned a one-on-one interview with President Ronald Reagan at the White House one of the very first reporters granted such access.
In 1987, he was hired by WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, NC as chief weather anchor. After two years, Caplan was selected to also co-anchor the station’s early evening newscast in addition to his weather duties. While there, Caplan covered everything from tornadoes to hurricanes to snowstorms.
In 1994, he came back home to Chicago to work for WLS-TV. Caplan earned his meteorologist credentials from Mississippi State University and became the 4 p.m. weekday meteorologist. In December of 2015, Caplan joined FOX 32 as the station’s morning meteorologist for Good Day Chicago.
When he is not working, Caplan is an accomplished and published photographer. Caplan and his wife Laura own a photographic and web design business in the northern suburbs.
He is also an adjunct instructor at the College of Lake County where he teaches photography. He and his wife are avid travelers and seem drawn to cold places like Iceland and Yellowstone in the winter.
Mike Caplan FOX 32 News
Caplan works at FOX 32 News where he works alongside other famous FOX 32 News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Mike Caplan
- Brittany Garzillo
- Scott Schneider
- Taylor Gleason
- Joanie Lum
- Dane Placko
- Mark Strehl
- Kaitlin Cody
- Brittany Garzillo
- Jake Hamilton
- Dawn Hasbrouck
- Tia Ewing
- Natalie Bomke
- Bill Bellis
- Michelle Alegria
- Lou Canellis
Mike Caplan Age
Caplan was born and raised in the northern suburbs and has called Chicago home for most of his life. He likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year he was born. He celebrates his birthday on 22nd September every year.
Mike Caplan Height
Caplan stands at an average height. However, his exact height is not yet disclosed but will be updated as soon as his body measurements are available.
Mike Caplan Family
Caplan 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 Caplan has any siblings.
Mike Caplan Wife
Caplan is married to Laura Caplan and the couple is blessed with one son. He resides with his wife and teenage son in the northern suburbs.
Mike Caplan Net Worth
Caplan has an estimated net worth of between $ 1 million – $ 5 million which he has earned through his career as a meteorologist.
Mike Caplan Salary
Caplan earns an average annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $110,500.