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Mike Vielhaber


Mike Vielhaber

Birthplace: Clinton, Ohio.

Education: Northwest High School in Canal Fulton, Ohio and Ohio Center for Broadcasting.

Current Position/Job Duties: News photographer/multimedia journalist

Previous Work Experience: Intern at WEWS in 2003, WBBJ Photographer in Jackson, Tennessee 2004, WRIC Photographer in Richmond, Virginia from 2004 to 2006.

Joined News 5: October 2006, as an editor and joined the ranks of the photographers a year later.

Most Memorable Stories: While in Richmond, I was able to cover the Katrina and Rita hurricanes in Louisiana during the month of September 2005. I later got to see how far the city had come along when NewsChannel5 sent me to New Orleans for the BCS title game, which the Buckeyes unfortunately lost.

Favorite Sports Team(s): All Cleveland sports teams and Nascar/race fan.

Favorite Music: Listen to anything and by anything, I really do mean anything.

Favorite Movie: I’m not a big movie person so any comedy.

Favorite Foods: Anything that’s not good for you.

Family: Wife, Mandi, and son, Mason.

Pet: Basset hound named Dottie.

Hobbies & Interests: Still photography and racing.

Hidden Talent(s): They wouldn’t be hidden if I told you.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: After spending time in Tornado alley and near the Atlantic coast, I have to say our weather and seasons are the best.

You're most likely to see me around town: Somewhere in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park or on the Towpath Trail.

On the weekends I love to: Relax, watch a little racing and spend time outside.

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