Mike Nelson Biography
Mike Nelson is an American eighteen-times Emmy award-winning meteorologist who is currently working at Denver7. He joined the Denver7 team in June 2004, as the chief meteorologist. In addition, he has serves as a television weather forecaster for over 40 years, and for over 25 years, he has been forecasting weather in Colorado.
Mike Nelson Career
He attended the University of Wisconsin where he graduated with a degree in Meteorology. Later in 1976, he started working at Weather Central which is Madison-based private weather consulting firm that specializes in over 40 other radio and TV stations nationwide, the Wisconsin TV Network, power utilities, agri-business, and forecasts for ski areas. In 1979, he was appointed as Executive Vice President of Weather Central, and he supervised a staff of 14 meteorologists.
In addition, he assisted to provide forecasts crucial to the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. While he was in Madison, he partnered with fellow meteorologist, Terry Kell to devise one of the first computer weather graphics systems for television. Furthermore, from 1979 through 1984, he installed TV weather computers at over 50 TV stations across the nation. In 1982, he brought the first weather computer to Colorado.
Together with his family, they relocated to St. Louis, Missouri in 1985 where he worked at a local station until 1991, serving as a Chief Meteorologist. Nelson was a member of the American Meteorological Society’s Board of Broadcast Meteorology while he was in St. Louis. Additionally, he won 18 Emmy awards for Outstanding Weather Anchor.
For his volunteer work in Colorado schools, he was recognized by the Colorado Broadcasters Association in 2001, as their Citizen of the Year. He enjoys enlightening the young and old about the weather, he has visited more than 50 schools, clubs, and service organizations each year. In addition, he has written two local bestsellers; The Colorado Weather Almanac and The Colorado Weather Book which are available on Amazon.com. He also has a new book entitled The World’s Littlest Book on Climate.
Mike Nelson Salary
Nelson earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Mike Nelson Net Worth
Nelson has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a chief meteorologist.
Mike Nelson Age
Nelson likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not disclosed his age. However, this information will be updated when available.
Mike Nelson Height and Weight
Nelson stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. However, information about his weight will be updated when available.
Mike Nelson Family
Nelson likes to keep his personal life private hence he has neither disclosed the names of his parent nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Mike Nelson Wife and Children
Nelson is married to Cindy and together the couple has been blessed with three grown children; Becca, Christiana, and Anders. The couple are grandparents to two grandsons; Owen and Liam. In addition, they also have three spoiled little pugs; Tilly, Tinq and Torq.
Mike Nelson Social Media Platform
Mike is very active on his Twitter and Facebook pages. He has 15k followers on Twitter and 21k followers on Facebook.