Mike Woods Biography
Mike Woods is an American journalist and anchor who works with FOX 5 NY as a meteorologist. He is a feature reporter on Good Day New York, a program on the Fox television flagship station, FOX 5 New York where he is the morning meteorologist.
Mike Woods Age and Father
Woods is 51 years old as of 2019. He was born on January 27, 1968 in Sacramento, California, United States.
Nothing much is known of his family only that his father is known as Ed Woods and Mike is of the African-American descent. He has a degree in Rhetoric and Communications from the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis on atmospheric science.
Mike Woods Fox 5
Woods joined FOX 5 NY in 2001 in the month of June as “Good Day New York’s” feature reporter and the weekend meteorologist. In October 2003, his reporting schedule was changed and he became the morning meteorologist on the same program. Over the years at FOX 5, Woods has been assigned to cover several major weather events that include those in the Tri-State area like blizzards, Nor’ Easters, hurricanes and heat waves.
Woods got his first job in 1993, working as the morning and noon weather anchor in Eastern North Carolina. He covered several hurricanes like Bertha and Fran in 1996 before the job ended in 1996. Between 1996 and 2001, he provided the arid forecasts in the deserts of Phoenix then went to New York for his job at FOX 5.
Mike Woods Fox 5 Cancer
Woods was diagnosed with prostate cancer and confirmed the reporting May 2018. When he spoke on the illness as he shared his story with the viewers, he the cancer was diagnosed after an annual check-up and that it was an aggressive form of prostate cancer. He further revealed that his father, grandfather and uncle before him had had prostate cancer and they passed on after undergoing surgery.
How is Mike Woods doing?
Despite his family experience with undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, Woods had his n Wednesday, 9th May 2018 at Memorial Sloan Kettering and he survived it. He recovered fast and on 9th July 2018, he went back to his work place in FOX 5 and is still doing fine.
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Mike Woods Gay | Dating | Married
The meteorologist does not discuss his love life hence there isn’t any information regarding any romantic relationship involving him. However, there have been speculations that he is probably gay. These rumors continued to spread when Woods was spotted in gay bars in New York City. He has however not commented on his sexuality neither has he been seen in any male’s company. He is also reportedly unmarried
Mike Woods Awards and Nominations
Woods is an AMS (American Meteorological Society) seal holder. He has received a nomination and an award for his forecasting work.
- He was nominated for an Emmy Award for best weather forecast by the NATAS.
- In 2009, he received a Black Media Legends award from McDonald’s.