Mike Buresh Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Kids, Action News Jax

Mike Buresh
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Mike Buresh Biography

Mike Buresh is a media personality serving as the Chief Meteorologist and Certified Broadcast Meteorologist at Action News Jax. He also anchors newscasts on WJAX and WFOX and can be heard daily on 104.5 WOKV in addition to a number of other local radio stations.

Mike Buresh Age

Buresh was born on June 6, 1964, in Iowa, United States making him 58 years old as of 2022.

Mike Buresh Height

He is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Mike Buresh Nationality

He is of American nationality.

Mike Buresh Education

Buresh graduated from Iowa State University in 1987 where he was studying Meteorology. He began his first 3 years of college studies at Oklahoma University where he became an experienced “storm chaser” in addition to working at the National Weather Service.

Mike Buresh Parents

Buresh was born to his parents in Iowa, United States. His fascination with weather developed at a very young age while growing up in rural Iowa. As early as the second grade, his mom says he was drawing weather maps and “always looking at the sky.” However, there is no information about his dad.

Mike Buresh Wife

Mike has been married to his wife since April 1996. The couple is blessed with two daughters. In 2019 his eldest daughter joined college. Mike and his family also traveled to Africa for a vacation in 2016.

Mike Buresh Action News Jax

Buresh is the chief meteorologist at Action News Jax. He anchors newscasts on WJAX and WFOX and can be heard daily on 104.5 WOKV in addition to a number of other local radio stations. He is a self-professed “weather holic” and his fascination with weather developed at a very young age while growing up in rural Iowa. As early as the second grade, his mom says he was drawing weather maps and “always looking at the sky.”

Buresh’s passion for weather continues to this day as he eats, drinks, breathes, and – yes – sleeps weather. Or as he likes to call it: “All the Weather, All the Time!”

Shortly after graduating from Iowa State University in 1987, Buresh earned the American Meteorological Society’s “Seal of Approval” and has also achieved his Certification for Broadcast Meteorologist which certifies that he meets specific educational and experience criteria and has passed rigorous testing in his knowledge and communication of meteorology and related sciences needed to be an influential broadcast meteorologist.

Buresh began his television meteorology career at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, then at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio before coming to Northeast Florida nearly 20 years ago. He has calmly, effectively, and accurately warned, tracked, and informed viewers about tornadoes, waterspouts, floods, and many local tropical cyclones including hurricanes Michael, Irma, Matthew, Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Jeanne, Fay, Beryl, Debby, and Andrea to name just a few.

Buresh is also an active member of the Jacksonville Salvation Army Advisory Board. He has traveled extensively including trips to Australia, Asia, Central, and South America, Galapagos Islands, and three times to Africa.

When Buresh isn’t forecasting weather he enjoys golf, basketball, football, swimming, water skiing, the beach, reading, community outreach, and, most of all, spending time with his lovely wife, daughters, and “best friend,” Opie, the dog.

He is an avid writer and has a large following in the blog-o-sphere — “Buresh Blog” and “Talking the Tropics With Mike”.

Mike Buresh Salary

He receives an average annual salary ranging between $20,000 – $100,000.

Mike Buresh Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million.

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