On-Camera Field Meteorologist
Mike Seidel joined The Weather Channel in 1992 and stands ready to go out on assignments at a moment's notice to cover a variety of weather events for the American public.
Since 1996, he’s produced over 21,000 live shots while covering weather live in 46 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica. And in August, 2012, he was the first U.S. meteorologist to report live from Cuba while covering Tropical Storm Isaac.
From 2002-2012, Seidel hosted the weekly ‘NFL Tailgate Forecasts’ from outdoor stadiums. He’s also covered the Super Bowl, the PGA Tour, U.S. Open Tennis, NASCAR, the Indianapolis 500 and the Winter X Games.
Seidel has also reported live for NBC’s ‘The Today Show’ and ‘Nightly News’ along with MSNBC and CNBC. He’s also appeared on CBS-TV's 'The Early Show, 'The CBS Evening News' and 'CBS Sunday Morning' and ABC-TV's 'Good Morning America', 'World News Tonight', 'Nightline' and 'World News Now' along with CNN and Fox News Channel. He's filled in for Tony Perkins on ABC's 'Good Morning America' and for Al Roker on 'The Today Show' in New York City.
Seidel began his broadcasting career in radio in 1973 and worked at four radio stations in MD and DE. He then moved onto television in 1980 at Salisbury's WMDT-TV, and appeared on Weather World on the Pennsylvania Public Television Network while attending Penn State. Seidel's first full-time TV job was at WYFF-TV in Greenville, SC, where he worked from 1983 to 1989. He returned to Salisbury in 1989 as chief meteorologist at WBOC-TV where he remained until joining The Weather Channel.
Seidel is a graduate of Salisbury State College with a double major in mathematics and geography. He earned his master's degree in meteorology at Pennsylvania State University. He received the American Meteorological Society's Television Seal of Approval in 1988.
Seidel was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Societies at SSC and 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 in recognition of his outstanding support. He was named Centennial Fellow of The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State in 1996 in recognition of his achievements since graduation. Seidel was also invited to join the Obelisk Society in acknowledgment of his support of Penn State's department of meteorology.