Mike was born and raised in Sonoma County and graduated from Sonoma State University with an Economics degree.
He started in radio at 17 as a high school junior at Santa Rosa's active rock station KXFX before moving to the News/Talk side, producing several shows on KSRO Radio and now reporting for KCBS Radio.
Mike covered has a number of natural disasters from floods to wildfires, including 2017's devastating Tubbs Fire in the North Bay. He reported live from the floor of 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, multiple presidential primary debates, Super Bowl 50, the White House and has been a pool reporter for then Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Mike has appeared on BBC World News, Germany's DW News, Fox News Talk, and Australia's ABC News.