School: SUNY Brockport
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
Mike Brookins is the evening broadcast meteorologist at CNY Central Wednesday through Sunday. He joined CNY Central in 2005 after working as a meteorologist at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh.
Mikes holds an American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for Television Broadcasting. He researched lake effect snow 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 golden retrievers, Radar and Thunder. Mike declares that his wife's dinner table is the best dinner spot in Central New York.
Memorable Story: February 2007 lake effect storm
Dream Job: Ski Guide
Why I'm a Meteorologist: It is fun yet challenging, every day brings something new
Astrological Sign: Pisces (I love swimming!)
Hobbies: Downhill skiing, mountain biking, in-line skating, home improvement
Favorite Sports Team: Syracuse Orange, Buffalo Bills
Favorite Musician or Group: Jimmy Buffett
Favorite Movie: Twister, Star Wars
Favorite TV Show: The Biggest Loser (inspires me to exercise and eat healthy)
Favorite Food: Buffalo chicken wings, Dinosaur BBQ
Favorite Destination: Onondaga Lake Park