Mike Augustyniak is an American television personality currently working as a Director of Meteorology at WCCO-TV / CBS. Augustyniak joined WCCO-TV / CBS in 2008. Augustyniak went to the University at Albany where he received his Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Science in 2008. Augustyniak holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval and is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Mike Augustyniak Career
Augustyniak has also been able to achieve a new personal record for the most cups of coffee consumed in a 10-hour period since joining WCCO.
Augustyniak’s interest in weather began at a young age. “I think my curiosity about the weather was fueled by the fact that, as a little guy, I was absolutely petrified of thunderstorms!” In time, he outgrew his fear and in eighth grade, he decided that he wanted to study meteorology in college.
“The answers I gave on a 40-question ‘interest survey’ were fed into a computer, and the computer returned several careers that I might enjoy,” Augustyniak explained. “‘Meteorologist’ was one of the jobs the computer returned, and right then I knew it was the job for me.”
Augustyniak has also made appearances with Ellen DeGeneres on her nationally syndicated talk show, on the CBS Evening News, or on CBS This Morning. He is also a Cocktail nerd & creator/host of Mike’s Mix.
Throughout his career, he has received multiple Emmy awards, including as a meteorologist & anchor of the Outstanding Daytime Newscast in the Upper Midwest in 2010.
When not on the screen, you can catch up with Augustyniak going to the gym, rock climbing, biking, and playing with his Boston Terrier named Lola. He also enjoys traveling both around the U.S. and around the world. Augustyniak has traveled extensively in the Caribbean, Morocco, Spain, and Australia.
Mike Augustyniak Age
Mike Augustyniak was born in 1978 in New York, the United States, he is 43 years old as of 2021.
Mike Augustyniak Height
Augustyniak stands at a moderate height. However, details about his body measurements are not known.
Mike Augustyniak Family
Augustyniak has not yet revealed the name of his parents or siblings. In 2017, a successful stem-cell transplant from an anonymous donor in Germany cured his dad of a rare blood cancer.
Is Mike Augustyniak Gay?
Yes, Augustyniak is gay. He came out in October 2017 where he tweeted “Hey y’all: I’m gay. That’s how #NationalComingOutDay would go in a perfect world…but, for many, it can be scary. We’re with you.”
Augustyniak is an advocate of LGBTQ. Advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ community started with raising funds annually for homeless youth as part of the national “GiveOUT Day,” and has grown to include enduring relationships with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and the Twin Cities Pride organization, as contributing author to Twin Cities Pride Magazine.
Mike Augustyniak Net Worth
Augustyniak has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million U.S dollars which he has earned through his career as a meteorologist.
Mike Augustyniak Salary
Augustyniak receives an annual salary that ranges between $33,774 to $112,519 according to WCCO annual salaries range.