Mike McCarthy is a hometown guy and an award-winning General Assignment reporter with ABC 6 FOX 28. He joined the news team in March 2010. You can see his reports Monday - Friday on Good Day, Columbus.
Originally from Marysville, he was thrilled to return to Central Ohio. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, where he was named Outstanding Graduating Senior in Broadcast News. Mike spent the next three years working as a reporter for WVLT Volunteer TV in Knoxville, TN.
Mike has won 10 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards. The Ohio Associated Press named "Best TV Reporter" in 2012 and runner-up in 2014. He has also ranked among the top multimedia journalists (reporters who also shoot and edit video) in the county by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).
Mike's reports have been featured on Fox News, CNN, and HLN.
While in college, he worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer at WOUB in Athens, Ohio. He also managed the production of the station's in-depth series. His other broadcast experience includes an internship at NBC's "Today." He is also a former intern at ABC 6 On Your Side.
Mike is an amateur magician, an avid musical theater fan, and movie buff.
He lives in Hilliard with his wife and son.