Mike Seidel Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Mike Seidel

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Mike Seidel is an American meteorologist who has worked at The Weather Channel since March 1992. He is noted for his field reporting from breaking weather including severe weather, hurricanes, and snowstorms. He’s been live on The Weather Channel in 48 states, DC and Puerto Rico, plus Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, and Cuba and had done over 24,000 live shots.

Early life

NameMike Seidel
Net Worth$5 million
Age66 years
Mike Seidel net worth

Michael Phillip Seidel was born on January 18, 1956 (age 66 years) in Salisbury, Maryland, United States. He is the son of American parents Marilyn “Lynn” Cahall and Samuel W. Seidel. His mother was a nurse and his father an insurance executive.

Seidel’s interest in weather started at the age of six when he began measuring snowfall in his hometown of Salisbury, Maryland. While he was in the eighth grade in school, Seidel installed a weather station on the roof of his house. He worked for four local radio stations during his high school and college years, including WJDY-AM in Salisbury, WDMV-AM in Pocomoke City and WKHI-FM in Ocean City (all three in Maryland), as well as WSUX-FM in Seaford, Delaware.

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After graduating from Wicomico Senior High School, now Wicomico High School, Seidel attended Salisbury State College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree, double majoring in mathematics and geography, in 1979. Seidel is also a 1979 student initiate of the Omicron Delta Kappa Circle at Salisbury State College.

Mike Seidel began his television career immediately after his graduation with WMDT-TV, from 1980 to 1982, in Salisbury. Seidel also entered graduate school, and he earned his Master’s degree in Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University. Seidel wrote his master’s thesis under the direction of Dr. Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel’s retired severe weather expert. During his graduate studies, Seidel appeared on Weather World on the Pennsylvania Public Television Network.

Seidel’s first full-time broadcasting position was at WYFF-TV in Greenville, South Carolina, where he worked from 1983 through 1989. He next returned to Salisbury in 1989 to work as the meteorologist for WBOC-TV. Seidel remained there until March 1992, when he left for The Weather Channel.

The Weather Channel

Mike Seidel covered his first storm, Hurricane Edouard, on Labor Day Weekend in 1996 on Cape Cod. Since then he has covered 88 tropical storms and hurricanes, nor’easters, numerous snow and ice storms, and tornado outbreaks. He has also reported live from the PGA Tour, the Baseball All-Star Game, the World Series, and the Indianapolis 500 automobile race.

Seidel hosted the National Football League “Kickoff Forecast” segments every Sunday morning from NFL venues from 2002 to 2012. While at The Weather Channel, Seidel has appeared on numerous network news programs, including NBC-TV’s Today Show and NBC Nightly News, 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.

Seidel has also reported live from breaking weather on MSNBC, the Cable News Network and Fox News Channel. Seidel filled in for Tony Perkins on ABC’s Good Morning America in 2003 and for Al Roker on NBC’s The Today Show in 2009. He became the first Weather Channel and U.S. meteorologist to report live from Cuba during coverage of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 24–26, 2012.

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On January 12, 2018, Mike Seidel did his 20,000th live shot during a snowstorm in Rochester, NY. While reporting from North Carolina during Hurricane Florence in 2018, Seidel received some media attention after a video was published showing him bracing his feet against the wind while two men casually walked by in the background.

Observers on Twitter and some comedic news headlines suggested that Mike Seidel was exaggerating the severity of the winds. In response, The Weather Channel stated, “It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted.”


Mike Seidel is married to Christine Schroder, they had their wedding in 1994. His wife is a prvate person and they haven’t shared the information related to their children’s life. Seidel stands at an appealing height of 1.71m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of mid-2022, Mike Seidel and his wife Christine Schroder are still married and living a happy life with each other.

Mike Seidel net worth

How much is Mike Seidel worth? Mike Seidel’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. His primary source of income is from his working career as a meteorologist. Mike Seidel’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $1 million dollars annually. He is one of the richest and most influential meteorologists in the United States. His remarkable career achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips.