Veteran Meteorologist Mike Breunling has joined the Weather team at WAOW Television, the local ABC affiliate in Wausau, WI. The announcement was made today by Brad Heinkel, Station Manager for WAOW. "A strong weather team has long been a Hallmark here at WAOW. I’ve known Mike for many years and applaud his deep local experience and genuine commitment to our community. He will be a great addition to an already superb team of meteorologists.”
Mike Breunling joins WAOW after serving as Chief Meteorologist at WSAW since 1997. Mike received an M.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an active member of the American Meteorological Society and earned the A.M.S. Television Seal of approval in 1999. Mike is a trusted and familiar face of weather coverage in the Wausau / Rhinelander market.
John Laughrin, WAOW News Director was involved in bringing Mike Breunling on board. “We’re thrilled to have Mike join our team! We’re continually working to give our viewers the best weather coverage possible. Justin Loew, Tony Schumacher and Mike Breunling will now join forces, giving us the most experienced team of meteorologists in the area.”
Mike Breunling will begin his new duties at WAOW in several weeks. "This move to WAOW will present exciting new personal and professional opportunities for me.”
WAOW is part of Quincy Newspapers, Inc., dba “Quincy,” a family owned company headquartered in Quincy, Illinois. Quincy owns 12 television stations (ABC, NBC, FOX, CW), 2 radio stations and 2 daily newspapers operating in 7 states.