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Mike Brookins

Mike Brookins


College: SUNY Brockport

Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Mike Brookins is the weekday meteorologist on CBS5 This Morning and CBS5 News at Noon. You can also find Mike on NBC3, CW6 and at He joined CNY Central in 2005 after working as a meteorologist at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh.

Mikes researched lake effect snow while in college and finds meteorology challenging yet exciting. Mike has named Bill Peterson, meteorologist at WOKR/WHAM in Rochester, as his meteorological mentor. Mike would love to witness a tornado in real life, but from a safe distance of course.

Mike grew up in Rochester, N.Y. and earned his bachelor's degree in meteorology from SUNY Brockport. He resides in Baldwinsville with his wife, three daughters, and two dogs, Sunny and Luna. Mike declares that his wife's dinner table is the best dinner spot in Central New York.

Memorable Story: February 2007 lake effect snow storm

Dream Job: Ski guide in the Alps

Why I'm a Meteorologist: It is fun, yet challenging, every day brings something new

Astrological Sign: Pisces (I love swimming!)

Hobbies: Downhill skiing, triathlon training & racing, watching his daughter's compete in Irish dance & rowing, home improvement

Favorite Sports Team: Syracuse Orange, Buffalo Bills

Favorite Musician or Group: Jimmy Buffett

Favorite Movie: Twister, Star Wars

Favorite TV Show: Survivor (he thinks he can when it!)

Favorite Food: Buffalo chicken wings, Dinosaur BBQ

Favorite Destination: Onondaga Lake Park