Mike Wankum Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WCVB, Salary, and Net Worth

Mike Wankum is an American veteran Emmy-award-winning journalist who serves as a weeknight Meteorologist at WCVB-TV 5 in Boston.

Mike Wankum Biography

Mike Wankum is an American veteran Emmy-award-winning journalist who serves as a weeknight Meteorologist at WCVB-TV 5 in Boston. Wankum anchors for all of the station’s evening and late newscasts (M-F, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:00 PM). He also anchors the 10 O’Clock News on MeTV Boston.

In his forecasting career of over four decades, Wankum has been recognized for his great work. He has received 16 regional Emmy Awards for both his weather coverage and technology reporting. He has also been recognized by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA), and the Associated Press.

Wankum is a member of the American Meteorological Society. He has also earned his Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation.

Mike Wankum Education

Wankum attended Briar Cliff University and later got his Masters degree in Atmospheric Science at Creighton University in the heart of Tornado Alley.

Mike Wankum Career

Wankum began his career at KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa Area as a Staff Meteorologist. In 1982, he was promoted to become chief meteorologist until his departure in 1990. In 1990, he joined WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia Area as chief meteorologist. During his time there, he got his first Emmy award.

In 1993, he joined WLVI-TV Boston in Greater Boston Area where he served for 13 years as a chief meteorologist. There, he received 8 Emmy Awards and 3 Associated Press awards for his weathercasts.

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In 2006, Wankum joined WCVB’s StormTeam 5 as a meteorologist. He has also served as a weather producer and reporter. Wankum served as a contributor to the weekend edition of ABC World News. He is the producer and reporter for “Cutting Edge”, a show documenting Technology breakthroughs in Boston. The show has been honored as the best TV series by Mass Broadcasters in 2018. Wankum has also made appearances on ESPN Sports Center. He was named one of the “Coolest Meteorologists in America” by the Washington Post in November 2017.

Wankum serves as a guest science lecturer at Boston area schools and universities. He is a former chairman of the Chernobyl Children Project USA. Mike is greatly involved in various local charitable organizations.

Mike Wankum Age

Wankum is 63 years old as of 2023. He was born in 1960 in Iowa, United States. However, It is not yet known when he celebrates his birthday.

Mike Wankum Height

Wankum stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Mike Wankum Family

Wankum 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 Wankum has any siblings.

Mike Wankum Wife

Wankum is happily married to the love of his life Clair Geissler. The couple met in college attending Briar Cliff University. Wankum and his wife are blessed with three children, a son Benjamin and two daughters Anna, and Tess. He also has two grandchildren. Mike and his family live in Massachusetts’ South Shore.

Mike Wankum Net Worth

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

Mike Wankum Salary

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

Mike Wankum WCVB

Wankum works at WCVB where he works alongside other famous WCVB anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. David Williams
  2. Shaun Chaiyabhat
  3. Jennifer Eagan
  4. Anthony Everett
  5. Ed Harding 
  6. Karen Holmes
  7. Doug Meehan
  8. Ted Reinstein
  9. Rhondella Richardson
  10. Mary Saladna
  11. Ben Simmoneau
  12. Maria Stephanos
  13. Erika Tarantal
  14. Katie Thompson
  15. Josh Brogadir
  16. Bob Halloran
  17. Matt Reed
  18. Mike Lynch
  19. David Bienick
  20. A.J. Burnett
  21. Kelly Ann Cicalese
  22. Sera Congi
  23. Harvey Leonard
  24. Brianna Borghi
  25. Naoko Funayama
  26. Sharman Sacchetti 
  27. Cindy Fitzgibbon
  28. Peter Eliopoulos
  29. Michael Page
  30. Mike Beaudet
  31. Duke Castiglione
  32. Danae Bucci
  33. Antoinette Antonio
  34. Nicole Estaphan
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