Mike Roberts is probably best-known as the Okanagan’s very own weatherman (not a meteorologist). He came to Global Okanagan from CHEK-TV in Victoria in 1973 and since then has filled his days producing hundreds of stories on the people of the Okanagan. He considers the Good News Bears Food Bank Fundraiser to be a Christmas tradition and believes his association with Bill Barlee in “Gold Trails and Ghost Towns” to be a remarkable piece of good fortune and a lasting contribution to understanding B.C.’s history.
Mike is committed to community involvement and continues to be the Central Okanagan United Way Honorary Chair, a role he’s played since 1993.
For his work, he has received the Queen’s Diamond and Golden Jubilee Medal, the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, the Order of the Beaver, the B.C. Association of Broadcasters Performer of the Year Award, an honorary fellow of Okanagan College and the Anita Tozer Award for outstanding contributions to the community.
Mike is blessed with a marriage of 44 years, three remarkable sons, daughters-in-law who abide him and six delightful grandchildren. He has nurtured an obsession with golf and loves Okanagan apples and wine.
After 40 years at Global Okanagan, Mike retired in September 2013.