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Mike Caplan is the meteorolist for Fox 32’s Good Day Chicago. He joined the WFLD team in December 2015.
Mike was born and raised in the northern suburbs and has called Chicago home for most of his life. After graduating Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Mike earned an Associate’s Degree from the College of Lake County. From there, he went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Illinois State University.
His first job after college was in Champaign-Urbana, IL at WCIA. While there, he reported news before being promoted to weekend and noon weather anchor. Mike also co-hosted the station’s PM Magazine show and earned a one-on-one interview with President Ronald Reagan at the White House—one of the very first reporters granted such access.
In 1987, Mike was hired by WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, NC as chief weather anchor. Two years later, Mike was selected to also co-anchor the station’s early evening newscast in addition to his weather duties. While there, Mike covered everything from tornadoes to hurricanes to snowstorms.
In 1994 Mike came back home to Chicago to work for WLS-TV. Mike earned his meteorologist credentials from Mississippi State University and became the 4 p.m. weekday meteorologist.
Mike joined Fox 32 in December of 2015 as the station’s morning meteorologist for Good Day Chicago.
When Mike isn’t predicting the weather for Fox and his audience on social media, he is an accomplished and published photographer. He and his wife own a photographic and web design business in the northern suburbs.
Mike is also an adjunct instructor at the College of Lake County where he teaches photography. Mike and his wife Laura are avid travelers and seem drawn to cold places like Iceland and Yellowstone in the winter! Mike still calls the northern suburbs home where he lives with his wife and teenage son.