Mike Caplan

Who is Mike Caplan’s First Wife?

Mike Caplan Biography

An American native, Mike Caplan is a journalist known for working as a morning meteorologist for FOX 32 News. He is married to former model Laura with whom he has a son. He is also a graduate of Illinois State University. 

  • Mike is 61 years old as of 2023. Caplan was born on September 22, 1962, in the northern suburbs, and celebrates his birthday every year on the 22nd of September.
  • Mike is 6 feet 1 inch tall.

Family & College

  • Caplan was born and brought up by his loving parents in the northern suburbs, of Chicago.
  • Mike is a proud Warren Township High School and Illinois State University graduate. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and an Associate’s Degree.

Who is His First Wife?

  • Mike is married to his loving wife Laura who is a former model. Together, they share a son whom they welcomed in the late 1990s.
  • The couple runs a photography and web design firm in the northern suburbs. Before meeting Laura, Caplan was married to his first wife, Samantha.

Career Highlights

  • A seasoned meteorologist, Caplan’s journey in the world of weather reporting began to take shape in December 2015 when he joined FOX 32 as the morning meteorologist for Good Day Chicago.
  • His dedication and passion for meteorology were evident from an early age, and after college, he embarked on a career at WCIA in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
  • At WCIA, Caplan started as a news reporter, but his expertise and talent led him to become the weekend and noon weather anchor.
  • He showcased his versatility by co-hosting the station’s PM Magazine show, and his journalistic prowess earned him an exclusive one-on-one interview with President Ronald Reagan at the White House, a memorable and prestigious accomplishment.
  • In 1987, Caplan’s skills earned him the position of chief weather anchor at WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. His exceptional abilities were recognized once again, and within two years, he was selected to co-anchor the station’s early evening program.
  • From tornadoes to hurricanes to snowstorms, Caplan fearlessly covered a wide range of weather events during his time there, earning the respect and trust of viewers.
  • In 1994, Caplan returned to his hometown of Chicago to work for WLS-TV. Armed with a degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University, he became the weekday meteorologist at 4 p.m., providing reliable weather forecasts to the public.
  • Beyond his meteorological expertise, Caplan is also an experienced and published photographer, showcasing his creative talent when he’s not busy forecasting for FOX and engaging with his social media followers.

Social Media Handles

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