WTAE-TV, Chief Meteorologist
Chief Meteorologist Mike Harvey anchors the 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 PM Newscasts for Pittsburgh’s Action News 4.
He is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society and holds both Seals of Approval. Mike received the CBM designation from the American Meteorological Society, the highest certification given by the organization.
Mike is a multiple EMMY award winning meteorologist. Mike was also chosen as “Weathercaster of the Year,” by the South Carolina Associated Press.
Mike has been a broadcast meteorologist for over 20 years. His previous broadcast television experiences have taken him from the snows, bitter wind chills and tornadoes of the Northern Plains, to the persistent drizzle of the Pacific Northwest, to the humidity and hurricanes of South Carolina and Virginia and to the deserts, monsoons and mountains of the desert Southwest. Mike worked previously as Chief Meteorologist in Portland, Oregon, Greenville, South Carolina, Phoenix, Arizona and Norfolk, Virginia.
Mike spent four and a half years in the U.S. Coast Guard as a navigator (quartermaster) patrolling the Caribbean to the Great Lakes. He received three meritorious commendations for his work during drug patrols in the Caribbean, flooding in the Great Lakes and Green Peace protests in Washington State.
He majored in Aerospace Science at Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado. After completion of college and prior to his days on television, Mike worked for the Jeppesen/Boeing Aviation Corporation in Denver. He studied meteorology at Mississippi State University.
Mike is involved in many charities and is Chairman of WTAE’s Project Bundle-Up. Project Bundle-Up is a joint effort of WTAE-TV and The Salvation Army. The program has raised over 14 million dollars and provided new winter outerwear to over 275,000 disadvantaged children and seniors across Western Pennsylvania.