Anchor Mike Brookbank


Twitter: @brookbanktv


Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Education: Majored in TV/Journalism at the University of North Dakota

Current Position/Job Duties: Co-Host, The Now Cleveland

Previous Work Experience: Started at NewsChannel 5 working for The List as the Cleveland bureau reporter.  Prior to Cleveland, I held stints as a news anchor in Detroit, Colorado Springs, and South Bend, IN.  I got my start in TV in Rochester, MN back in 1999.

Joined NewsChannel 5: June, 2012

Most Memorable Stories:  My most memorable stories are the ones with real people. 

Role Model(s):  My parents.  I have learned so much about life from both my mom and dad.  They continue to amaze and inspire me every single day.

Favorite Sports Team(s):  Is this a trick question?  Of course my favorite sports teams are from Cleveland.  I don’t need Slider, Moondog and Chomp running me out of town.

Favorite Music: My iPod is packed with everything from classic rock to pop.

Favorite Movie:  “A Christmas Story” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Favorite Program:  Friends, Cougar Town, Happy Endings, The Now Cleveland.

Favorite Foods:  Pizza, ice cream and Mexican food.

Family: I am a proud uncle of a niece, Riley, and a nephew, Jake.  I have two younger sisters who live in the Chicagoland area.  My parents still live in the home I grew up in.

Pet(s):  I have three dogs, all rescues.  Bocelli, Giovanni and Murphy.

My passion: I am passionate about my family and my career.

Hobbies & Interests:  I am a runner, love to do landscaping, and maintain my gardens.

Something most people don't know about me: I have finished two marathons and I am somewhat obsessed with “A Christmas Story.”

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: Our community is packed with great people, places to eat and drink and expand your horizon.  And who doesn’t love living in a place with four beautiful seasons? 

You're most likely to see me around town at: The CLE Flea, West Side Market, University Circle, running through the Cleveland Metroparks, Costco, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Severance Hall.

On the weekends I love to: Spend time with my family, do a little shopping, go for a long run through the Metroparks and spend some quiet moments at home.  When it’s warm out you’ll find me with a cold drink and a hot grill on my patio!

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