Meteorologist Mike Caplan is the weather anchor for ABC 7 News each weekday at 4 p.m., the #1 rated newscast in its time period. He joined ABC 7 as a morning weather forecaster in 1994, and served as ABC 7's weekend weather anchor from 1995 to 2003. Previously, Caplan was the principal weathercaster at WTVD-TV, the ABC owned station in Raleigh/Durham, N.C., where he anchored the 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. weathercasts as well as serving as news co-anchor on the 5:30 p.m. (1987-93).
Earlier in his career, Caplan was a weekend and midday weather anchor, a general assignment reporter and a PM Magazine co-host for WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill. (1984-87). While at WCIA-TV, he was one of the first reporters to be granted an individual interview with President Ronald Reagan.
Caplan gained his first broadcasting experience as a weekday evening disc jockey at WKZN Radio in Zion, Ill. (1981).
Mike earned a B.S. degree in Mass Communications from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. in 1984. Mike subsequently was awarded his certificate of meteorology from Mississippi State University. Caplan is a gifted photographer who also enjoys travel, birding and gardening. Mike is a hometown boy, having grown up in Gurnee. He resides in the northern suburbs with his wife and son.
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