Mike Gillespie Bio, Age, Family, Wife, WOLO-TV, and Net Worth

Mike Gillespie is an American award-winning sports anchor and reporter who serves as a sports director for WOLO-TV, ABC Columbia.

Mike Gillespie Biography

Mike Gillespie is an American award-winning sports anchor and reporter who serves as a sports director for WOLO-TV, ABC Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina.

Since a young boy, Mike had a dream to play college and professional basketball and that rooted his inspiration in sports.

Mike Gillespie Age

Mike’s secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has not disclosed any information regarding his date of birth. It is also not yet known when he celebrates his birthday.

Mike Gillespie Height

Gillespie stands at an approximate height of 1.72m (5 feet 8 inches).

Mike Gillespie Family

Mike grew up in Gainesville, Florida, watching the Florida Gators. However, he has not shared any information regarding his parents and siblings.

Mike Gillespie Wife

Mike is married to a beautiful lady by the name of Caroline Robinson. The couple tied the knot on April 15, 2023, after their engagement on November 3, 2021, in Irmo Town Park. The couple lives together in Columbia.

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Mike Gillespie’s Net Worth

Gillespie has an estimated net worth that ranges between $1 million to $5 million. He has earned his wealth through his great and successful career as a sports anchor, reporter, and sports director.

Mike Gillespie Salary

Gillespie receives an annual salary ranging between $38148 and $63580 according to sports broadcasters’ salaries in South Carolina.

Mike Gillespie Education

Gillespie attended F.W. Buchholz High School from 2004 to 2007. He suffered four lung collapses in a span of three months, forcing him to miss his sophomore season of high school hoops in 2005.

He later attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and a master’s in multimedia journalism. There, he served as the 6 pm lead sports anchor for WUFT-TV in Gainesville, Florida Area.

He provided nightly commentary and data on local and national sports Monday through Friday. He interned at WCJB, TV-20 at the end of his sophomore season.

Mike Gillespie Career

He served as a freelance production assistant for ESPN from December 2012 to May 2014. There, he assisted in the coordination of ESPN’s college football and college basketball events in Florida.

From June 2014 to September 2014, he served as a sports director and anchor for the Independent News Network in Davenport, Iowa Area. He also oversaw sports production and operations for (CBS/NBC) in Gainesville, Fla; WRDE (NBC) in Salisbury, Md.; and KLAX (ABC) in Alexandria, La, while anchoring, producing, and editing five nightly sportscasts.

Mike Gillespie WOLO-TV

Gillespie started at ABC Columbia as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. In June 2016, he was promoted to sports director. He handles the day-to-day operations and production of ABC Columbia’s multimedia sports platforms. He also holds WOLO-TV’s position of main sports anchor. Mike is also the host of Gamecock Saturday Night.

He has covered some of the biggest sporting events in the United States. This includes two National Championships, Zion Williamson’s rise through the basketball ranks, a men’s and women’s Final Four, four College Football Playoffs, and five Masters Tournaments.

Gillespie works alongside other famous WOLO-TV anchors and reporters including;

  1. Lindsey Goodwin
  2. Miya Payton
  3. Doug Currin
  4. Curtis Wilson
  5. Crysty Vaughan
  6. John Farley
  7. Rochelle Dean
  8. Tyler Ryan
  9. James Scott
  10. Chaz Frazier

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