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Mike Seidel, a dedicated meteorologist, has been a valuable member of The Weather Channel® since 1992, consistently providing comprehensive coverage of various weather events for the American public.
Over the course of his career, Seidel has conducted an impressive 21,000 live shots, delivering up-to-the-minute weather reports from 46 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and Jamaica. In a remarkable achievement, he became the first U.S. meteorologist to report live from Cuba during Tropical Storm Isaac in August 2012.
From 2002 to 2012, Seidel hosted the popular ‘NFL Tailgate Forecasts’ from outdoor stadiums, and he has also covered prestigious sporting events such as the Super Bowl, PGA Tour, U.S. Open Tennis, NASCAR, the Indianapolis 500, and the Winter X Games.
Seidel’s expertise and engaging on-air presence have led him to make appearances on renowned television programs. He has reported live for NBC’s ‘The Today Show’ and ‘Nightly News,’ as well as MSNBC, CNBC, CBS-TV’s ‘The Early Show,’ ‘The CBS Evening News,’ and ‘CBS Sunday Morning.’
He has also appeared on ABC-TV’s ‘Good Morning America,’ ‘World News Tonight,’ ‘Nightline,’ and ‘World News Now,’ along with CNN and Fox News Channel. Additionally, Seidel has filled in for Tony Perkins on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ and for Al Roker on ‘The Today Show’ in New York City.
Seidel embarked on his broadcasting journey in 1973, starting in radio and working at various radio stations in Maryland and Delaware. In 1980, he transitioned to television at Salisbury’s WMDT-TV while simultaneously appearing on Weather World on the Pennsylvania Public Television Network during his studies at Penn State.
Seidel’s first full-time television position was at WYFF-TV in Greenville, SC, from 1983 to 1989. He later returned to Salisbury in 1989 as the chief meteorologist at WBOC-TV before joining The Weather Channel.
Seidel holds a double major in mathematics and geography from Salisbury State College and earned his master’s degree in meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University. He received the prestigious Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society in 1988, recognizing his expertise and professionalism.
Throughout his career, Seidel has been honored for his exceptional contributions. He was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Societies at Salisbury State College and joined Chi Epsilon Pi, the National Meteorology Honor Society, at Penn State. In 1994, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of Geography and Regional Planning at Salisbury State College, acknowledging his outstanding support.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State recognized his achievements since graduation by naming him a Centennial Fellow in 1996. Seidel was also invited to join the Obelisk Society, which celebrates his dedication and contributions to Penn State’s Department of Meteorology.
With his wealth of experience, educational background, and numerous accolades, Mike Seidel continues to inform and engage viewers as an esteemed on-camera meteorologist at The Weather Channel.