Mike Morgan Biography
Mike Morgan born Michael Charles Carroll Morgan is an American television meteorologist. Since 1993 he has served for KFOR-TV as a meteorologist which is an NBC affiliated television station in Oklahoma City. He was born in Tusla, Oklahoma.
Mike Morgan Age
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Mike Morgan Wife/Kids
Mike is married to Marla McCullough and they have a son and daughter together.
Mike Morgan Early Life
Morgan gained his first experience tracking weather on June 8, 1974, at age 10, when his father took him on an amateur storm chase as a thunderstorm that produced five strong tornadoes in the Tulsa area. The two parked near Oral Roberts University, as an F3 tornado that touched down near Sapulpa passed just northwest of the university.
In 1977 Morgan who was 13 years old at the time was a volunteer observer with National Weather Service’s Tulsa office, where he learned about the meteorological profession first-hand. Two years later, at 15, he became an intern at Tulsa ABC affiliate KTUL, there he was mentored by the station’s longtime chief meteorologist Don Woods. Morgan talked Woods into allowing him – accompanied by Morgan’s father – to chase and photograph storms for the station.
In 1980 he began attending the University of Oklahoma there he majored in meteorology and geosciences and graduated with a degree in journalism.
Mike Morgan Career
Morgan began his broadcasting career in 1985 when he was hired to work as a weekend evening meteorologist at NBC affiliate KJRH-TV in Tulsa. After working for four years Morgan accepted a similar position at ABC affiliate KOKO-TV in Oklahoma in 1989.
Within months of his arrival, the then-26-year-old Morgan was promoted to chief meteorologist, following the departure of colleague Wayne Shattuck (whom Morgan would later replace at KFOR) for a lead meteorologist job at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles.
Morgan oversaw the development of the broadcast weather technologies such as First Alert which was the first automated weather warning system for television use and First Pix a system that enabled its “First Alert Storm Teams” (or “F.A.S.T.) storm chasing units to transmit still photographs over the cellular telephone.
One month after tendering notice of his departure for a rival station once his contract expired at the end of that year, KOCO suspended Morgan without pay in September 1992. That October, Morgan, and former KOCO storm chasers David Payne and Jeff Piotrowski were sued by the Gannett Company (owner of KOCO-TV at the time) for breach of contract and taking computer programs, forecasting equipment and videotapes containing severe weather reports without permission.
Morgan joined KFOR-TV on January 1st, 1993 and became chief meteorologist within months at the station. He implemented newer forecasting and storm tracking technology. Morgan was criticized by local meteorologist for perceiving a sky is falling approach to tornado coverage.
May 31st, 2013 with the memories of the devastation caused by the EF5 tornado that struck Moore was still fresh in peoples minds. Morgan faced criticism for advising Oklahoma City-area residents that did not have an underground storm shelter or safe room to evacuate south of the projected path of a destructive EF3 tornado that was forecast to move into the city by vehicle.
Mike Morgan Awards
Morgan has earned numerous regional and national awards. He has bee honored with several Radio-Television News Directors Association awards and also five Regional Emmy Award. He has also received the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Award for “Best 10 p.m. Weathercast” eleven times since 2000. He was presented with the Oklahoma Humanitarian Award by former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating for KFOR`s coverage of the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak on May 3rd, 1999.
Mike Morgan Networth
Mike`s networth is still under review it will be updated soon.