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Mike Mickle


Mike Mickle is the News Director at WHBF-Local 4 and KLJB-Fox 18 in Rock Island, Illinois. Mike has more than 30 years of broadcast news experience.  He’s worked as an anchor, reporter, executive producer, assignment editor and weather anchor. His work has been recognized with awards in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois. 

Mike is also a documentary film producer.  He’s most recently been nominated for a regional Emmy award for his work on a prime-time news special that aired on Nexstar station, WHBF. “If You Only Knew: The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide” has also aired on PBS stations across the Midwest.

Since his arrival at WHBF/KLJB the newsroom has seen a dramatic increase in digital growth. The station’s digital page views have grown almost 200% in the past year.

Mike and his wife Karen have three children.  Two are now in college. Kyle is a Junior and Kate is a Freshman.  Matt is a Sophomore in high school.