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

Mike Wankum is an American Meteorologist working for WCVB in Boston, Massachusetts as a weekday evening meteorologist since the year 2006.

Mike Wankum Biography

Mike Wankum is an American Meteorologist working for WCVB in Boston, Massachusetts as a weekday evening meteorologist. Prior to joining the station in the year 2006, he worked for WLVI-TV.

Mike Wankum Age

Wankum was born in the year 1960 in Iowa, United States. He is therefore 63 years old as of 2023. He likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date or month he was born.

Mike Wankum Height

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

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 / Children

Wankum is married to his lovely spouse, Clair Geissler. They first met while they were both students at Briar Cliff University. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 3 children; a son: Benjamin, and 2 daughters: Tess and Anna. The family resides happily in South Shore, Massachusetts. Wankum and her husband are also grandparents to their 2 grandkids, whose identities are under review.

Mike Wankum Net Worth

Wankum has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Meteorologist.

Mike Wankum
Mike Wankum

Mike Wankum Salary

Wankum earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Mike Wankum Career

Wankum serves at WCVB NewsCenter 5 as a weekday evening meteorologist. He appears on the 4, 5, 6, 7, and 11 p.m. newscasts, from Monday to Friday. He also appears on MeTV Boston at 10 O’Clock. Before joining WCVB, Wankum held the role of chief meteorologist at WLVI in Boston, Massachusetts for 13 years. Prior to his time in Boston, he served at WTVR in Richmond, Virginia as chief meteorologist, and also held the same position at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa.

Besides working as a meteorologist, Wankum is a regular guest lecturer on science at local universities and high schools. He has delivered talks covering a wide range of subjects, such as media, climate change, severe weather, children’s concerns, and nuclear disasters. Wankum has previously held the position of Chairman for the Chornobyl Children Project USA and remains engaged in multiple local charitable causes. Wankum is a part of the American Meteorological Society and holds the title of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.

When coming to his education, Wankum is a proud alumnus of Briar Cliff University. He is also an alumnus of Creighton University, where he studied Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. While there, he covered various weather events such as Tornado Alley, and participated in multiple tornado chases in his early career.

During his leisure time, Wankum likes riding a motorcycle (he is a licensed unprofessional road racer). He really loves riding his motorcycle, especially at New Hampshire Motors Speedway. Wankum also applies his racing knowledge to teach local law enforcement motorcycle officers about safe high-speed riding as part of the Fishtail Riding School.

Mike Wankum Awards and Honors

Wankum is a highly acclaimed meteorologist who has received 17 regional NATAS Boston/New England Emmys for his exceptional work in technology reporting and weather coverage. His achievements also encompass many accolades from MBA – the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press, including a notable First Place MBA Sound Bites award in the year 2018 for his informative “Cutting Edge” technology series. In the year 2017, he was highlighted as one of the 7 most “Coolest” meteorologists in the country by the Washington Post.

Mike Wankum Surgery / Health

Around June 2021, Wankum disappeared from TV, leaving his fans curious about his whereabouts. On June 3, 2021, he reached out to his Facebook followers to explain the reason behind his absence. The meteorologist had undergone rotator cuff surgery. He experienced an injury on his shoulder when a powerful 7-foot wave hit him at Salisbury Beach. However, he recovered and returned to his newscasts.

Mike Wankum WCVB

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

  1. Cindy Fitzgibbon
  2. Harvey Leonard
  3. Michael Page
  4. David Williams
  5. Matt Reed 
  6. David Bienick
  7. Sera Congi
  8. Sharman Sacchetti
  9. John Atwater
  10. Brianna Borghi

Mike Wankum Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook and Twitter. He has over 25.6K followers on Twitter.

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