Mike Schneider (news anchor) Biography
Mike Schneider is an American television news anchor and producer who has held leading anchor and reporting positions at CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, PBS and Bloomberg Television, most recently hosting and producing
the adventure/history special, “On the Trail with Mike Schneider”, which was broadcast in 2016 on the PBS flagship station Thirteen/WNET, WLIW(TV), and NJTV. The program generated positive news headlines across the United States and in the United Kingdom, as well.
Mike Schneider (news anchor) Age
The American television news anchor and producer was born in 1952 in Valley Stream, NY. He is 67 years old.
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Mike Schneider (news anchor) Career
He began his TV career in 1975 as a news writer for WPVI in Philadelphia. From August 1975 to January 1976 Mike worked as the sports anchor then from January to September 1976 as a weekend news anchor at WTAJ Television in Altoona, Pennsylvania, followed by a similar post at WKBW-TV, Buffalo, New York during the fall of 1976. From 1977–82 he worked as a reporter/anchor for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, documenting the decline of America’s steel industry, the effects of the energy crisis, Pittsburgh’s rebirth as a world-class medical center, and traveling to Germany to cover the return of the hostages from Iran.
From 1982 to 1986, he worked as the evening news co-anchor and reporter on WPLG in Miami, Florida, where he reported on the cocaine wars that wracked that community, the influx of Caribbean refugees, and the 1982 riots. It was during those riots that a news cruiser carrying Schneider and his photographer was attacked, but both survived without injury. In August 1983, Schneider and co-anchor Ann Bishop was cited by the trade magazine “Electronic Media” as one of the best news teams in the country. Schneider was recruited in 1986 by WCBS-TV, the flagship station of CBS in New York City, where he anchored the 5:30 and 11 pm nightly newscasts.
During his career at the station, he also moderated the 1988 New York City Presidential debate and covered the 1987 stock market crash, and Pope John Paul’s first trip to the United States. In 1989, he became news anchor for ABC’s World News This Morning and Good Morning America, where he served as the regular substitute for host Charles Gibson. He also contributed reports to ABC’s 20/20 news magazine and Nightline, including live reports from the landfalls of Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew. Schneider also anchored ABC’s overnight and morning coverage of the Persian Gulf War, splitting anchor duties with Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel. Schneider anchored ABC’s morning coverage of the 1992 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
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NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams launches July 1; Current anchor/managing editor Mike Schneider takes on special reporting for NJTV News and hosting duties
MONTCLAIR, N.J., June 12, 2014,/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, announced that veteran broadcaster Mary Alice Williams will assume the helm of its weeknight news program, NJTV News starting July 1st. Current anchor and managing editor, Mike Schneider, will remain a vital part of the network’s journalism team as a Senior Correspondent while playing a key role in other public affairs programming for both NJTV and Thirteen, including Metrofocus.”The broadcast has grown exponentially during Mike’s tenure. He has further established his legacy as a trusted source of vital news and as being one of the best interviewers in the business.
He leaves the desk to another network veteran who is widely respected by both the audience and her colleagues. Mary Alice is a consummate professional who has blazed trails in this business,” said NJTV News Executive Producer Phil Alongi. “The fact that NJTV News has been able to attract such high-level network talent speaks to how much Mary Alice and Mike believe in the mission of public television.”The increase in NJTV’s news coverage and live specials necessitates having more than a one experienced journalist in charge of these projects,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio.
“We’re so fortunate to now have the talent of Mary Alice Williams at the news desk each weeknight and Mike Schneider’s expertise in the field and for special event coverage. It’s a win-win for us and for our viewers.”Schneider joined NJTV News in September 2011, shortly after the network launched when the newscast was named NJ Today. He has since served as the newscast’s anchor and managing editor while hosting specials like Superstorm Sandy: A Live Town Hall and The State of NJ’s Health: Growing Healthy Kids. Schneider’s new role will enable him to host more network specials and puts him in the field doing investigative work for NJTV News.
Williams, a veteran of CNN and NBC’s news teams who has hosted dozens of other cable and public television projects, is no stranger to NJTV News, as she has occasionally filled in for Schneider over the last year. “I’m looking forward to this exciting chapter in my career,” Williams said. “I’ve found working in public television, as I often have, always rewarding, and much more is to come. NJTV News is fueled by a smart, tech-savvy, enthusiastic team of journalists and I look forward to helping the news program grow.””I could not pass the torch to a better colleague,” said Schneider. “As I take on new responsibilities, accelerate work on new programming I have been developing and get back into the field reporting that I love, I know the newscast I helped cultivate is in good hands with Mary Alice at the desk.”