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Bettes in 2013
January 9, 1972
Tallmadge, Ohio, U.S.
|Alma mater||Ohio State University|
|Employer||The Weather Channel|
Michael "Mike" Bettes (born January 9, 1972) is an American television meteorologist and storm chaser currently working for The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a co-host of AMHQ: America's Morning Headquarters. He currently hosts Weather Underground TV. Bettes has been an on-camera meteorologist for TWC since 2003, and is also an occasional fill-in weather anchor on The Today Show.
Bettes hosted Abrams & Bettes Beyond the Forecast from 2006–2009, and Your Weather Today from 2009–2012 until it was relaunched as Morning Rush which he hosted into 2014 when the program was relaunched again as America's Morning Headquarters on March 17. Bettes also formerly hosted Wake Up With Al from (2009–2014). Bettes is a field reporter for The Weather Channel and is lead field meteorologist for the annual show summarizing tornado seasons, The Great Tornado Hunt.
Bettes accompanied scientists for TWC coverage of VORTEX2. He also has reported live from Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and other tropical cyclones as well as floods and winter storms.
A year after his recovery from the EF3 tornado on May 31, 2013, he and his crew returned to the Great Plains to forecast and report severe weather as part of the 2014 Tornado Track.