Chief Meteorologist Mike
Harvey anchors the 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 PM Newscasts for Channel 4 Action
News and the Weather Watch 4 weather team.
Mike is an EMMY award winning meteorologist. He was awarded an EMMY for weathercasting excellence as the top weathercaster in the region. He also captured a best newscast EMMY for, “Eye on the storm,” during severe weather coverage. Mike was also chosen as "Weathercaster of the Year," by the South Carolina Associated Press.
He is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society and holds both Seals of Approval. Mike received the CBM designation from the American Meteorological Society, the highest certification given by the organization.
Mike's previous broadcast television experiences have taken him from the snows, bitter wind chills and tornadoes of the Northern Plains, to the persistent drizzle of the Pacific Northwest, to the humidity and hurricanes of South Carolina and Virginia and to the deserts, monsoons and mountains of the desert Southwest. "I have seen just about every type of weather event in my meteorological travels across our great country." Mike worked as Chief Meteorologist in Portland, Oregon, Greenville, South Carolina, Phoenix, Arizona and Norfolk, Virginia.
Mike spent four and a half years in the U.S. Coast Guard as a navigator (quartermaster) patrolling the Caribbean to the Great Lakes. He received three meritorious commendations for his work during drug patrols in the Caribbean, flooding in the Great Lakes and Green Peace protests in Washington State.
He grew up in Roseburg, Oregon and attended Rogers High School in Spokane, Washington.
Mike enjoys traveling, skiing, sports and all outdoor activities. He played rugby for ten years and still gets in an occasional game. Mike spends much of his free time chasing the kids around, attending youth sports events and school functions. He has two sons and a daughter along with a lovely wife named, Karen.
- Metropolitan State University
- Mississippi State University