Mike Prangley joined First Coast News in September 2010 and spent almost 11 years as a meteorologist, spending 5 of those years as a member of the Good Morning Jacksonville team.
In 2021, Mike moved into his current role as host of lifestyle show First Coast Living with co-host Jordan Wilkerson.
Throughout his time at Good Morning Jacksonville, Mike injected his sense of humor into his forecasts, working hard to brighten mornings across the First Coast and he brings that same sense of humor and fun to First Coast Living.
Prior to joining First Coast News, Mike served as the chief meteorologist at WLFI News Channel 18 in Lafayette, Indiana for 10 years. There, he worked to keep folks calm and safe during severe weather which included tornadoes, ice storms, and blizzards. Before that, he was a meteorologist in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and covered Hurricane Bonnie. If that wasn’t enough, he was also an on-air meteorologist in Duluth, Minnesota, where his weather-watcher recorded the state record low of minus 60 which still stands today.
Mike had his first on-air weathercast in Gainesville, Florida, which he will never forget because of how heavily it was raining.
As a graduate of the University of North Florida, Mike knows all about crazy Florida weather, including the Christmas ice storm of 1989 which shut the city down. He remembers taking weather observations on the roof as an intern at First Coast News, recording a 76-mph wind gust during the March 1993 storm of the century. A few hours later, had to get out his heavy coat and track snow flurries across the area.
Mike attended Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont for meteorology where he learned hands-on forecasting. He also researched in Mount Washington, New Hampshire, which is known to have the world's worst weather. Mike finished his broadcast meteorology degree at Mississippi State. He also earned his broadcast journalism degree from the University of North Florida.
Mike married a Nease High School graduate, Julie, and has three daughters that absolutely love the beach and the pool. He has completed eight marathons including the DONNA. He also enjoys talking to students, area groups and clubs, and volunteering time to charity.
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