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Mike Seidel
Born Michael Phillip Seidel
January 18, 1957 (1957-01-18) (age 52)
Salisbury, Maryland
Occupation Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Spouse(s) Christine Schroder

Michael Phillip "Mike" Seidel (born January 18, 1957)[1][2] is an American meteorologist who has worked at The Weather Channel since March 1992.[3][4] He is most noted for his reporting live at the site of hurricanes and snowstorms.

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Early career

Seidel's interest in weather started at a young age, including placing a weather station on his roof in the 9th grade.[5] He worked for five local radio stations during high school and college, including WJDY-AM in Salisbury, Maryland, WDMV-AM in Pocomoke City, WSUX-FM in Seaford, Delaware, and WKHI-FM in Ocean City, Maryland. After graduating from Wicomico Senior High School, he earned a B.S. from Salisbury State College, (now Salisbury University) in Mathematics.[6] Immediately afterwards, he started his television career with WMDT, an ABC affiliate, in 1980. He earned his Master's Degree in Meteorology at The Pennsylvania State University, and wrote his thesis under Dr. Greg Forbes, now The Weather Channel's severe weather expert. While at Penn State he appeared on Weather World on The Pennsylvania Public Television Network.

His first full-time TV job was at WYFF-TV, the NBC affiliate in Greenville, South Carolina, where he was employed from 1983 to 1989. He then returned to his hometown of Salisbury in 1989 to work as Chief Meteorologist for top-rated WBOC-TV, the local CBS affiliate. He remained there until March 1992, when he left for The Weather Channel.

The Weather Channel

Seidel covered his first storm, which was Hurricane Edouard, on Labor Day Weekend in 1996 on Cape Cod. Since then he has covered more than forty tropical storms and hurricanes, Nor'easters, numerous snow and ice storms and has also reported live from the PGA Tour, the All-Star Game and World Series and The Indianapolis 500. Since 2002, he has hosted the National Football League Kickoff Forecast every Sunday morning through Super Bowl Sunday at various outdoor NFL venues.

While at The Weather Channel, he has appeared on numerous network news programs, including NBC's The Today Show and NBC Nightly News, CBS's The Early Show, The CBS Evening News and CBS Sunday Morning, and ABC's Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline and World News Now. Seidel has also reported live from breaking weather on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News Channel. He filled in for Tony Perkins on ABC's Good Morning America in 2003 and for Al Roker on NBC's The Today Show in 2009.

Personal life

Seidel has been married to the former Christine Schroder since 1994. They have two children, Sam and Zoe.

References

  1. ^ Born in 1957, per Intelius search, giving "Michael P. Seidel", who lives in Marietta, GA, age 52 as of December 30, 2009
  2. ^ ZabaSearch lists his birthyear as 1957 also
  3. ^ Weather Channel - On Air Personnel. Weather.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2008.
  4. ^ "ABC News: Tornadoes Claim at Least 24 Lives in Tennessee". www.abcnews.go.com. http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1803246. Retrieved 2008-03-27.  
  5. ^ "Dedicated to the weather". December 13, 2009. http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20091213/LIFESTYLE/912130327. Retrieved 2009-12-13.  
  6. ^ "Dedicated to the weather". December 13, 2009. http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20091213/LIFESTYLE/912130327. Retrieved 2009-12-13.  

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