Mike Galanos Biography
Mike Galanos is an American news anchor for HLN, who appears as part of the team on Morning Express with Robin Meade. He is based in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta.
As part of the HLN News Now team, Galanos covers the human side of the news, using phone calls, social media and interactive programming to tap into the stories that matter most in neighborhoods across America.
He joined HLN in the spring of 2002 and played a key role in the network’s coverage of the first anniversary of the September 11th attacks. He also helped launch Prime News Tonight in 2004, and took on the most controversial topics with an innovative segment called “Get to the Point.”
He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communication arts from San Francisco State University.
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Galanos started out as a cameraman, teleprompter operator and video journalist at CNN Headline News for news anchors Bobbie Battista and Don Harrison in the late 1980s.
From 1991 to 1994, Galanos was the local sports anchor on KTVN-TV in Reno, Nevada with Ric Renner as the weekend anchor, and was well known for his excellent knowledge of sports in northern Nevada.
After leaving Reno, Galanos moved up the ranks to CNN Sports Illustrated as an anchor but now he is at CNN Headline News as a general assignment news anchor for the network. In 1997, he hosted CNN’s seasonal programs, Baseball 97 and College Football Preview. Additionally, Galanos reported for the network on its Super Bowl, MLB World Series, Daytona 500 and Men’s NCAA Final Four coverage.
Galanos formerly co-anchored Prime News with Erica Hill until Hill was named the sole anchor. After Hill was reassigned to CNN’s program Anderson Cooper 360 in early 2008, Mike Galanos returned to the program as her replacement.
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Previously, Galanos hosted Prime News on HLN (formerly CNN Headline News). The show is designed to present the featured stories of the day including the insight and input from viewers (hence HLN’s slogan: “News and Views”).
Prime News was one of the first shows to shed light on the practice of ‘sexting’. Galanos used this forum to help people understand the potentially long-lasting legal, moral and emotional impact “sexting” can have on teenagers.
Galanos’ critics feel Galanos frequently doesn’t follow journalistic independence while presenting the news during the show, as he often expresses his opinion on the topics and people’s views. He usually espouses very traditional values, especially in regards to protecting children.
As of August 16, 2010, Galanos ceased to host “Prime News” (his last air date was August 13, 2010). This was announced via the Prime News Facebook account by Mr. Galanos himself. Galanos can still be seen on HLN from 12-4pm. Mr. Galanos’ position on Prime News has been taken over by former Prosecutor and host of TruTV’s In Session, Vinnie Politan.
Mike Galanos Age
He was born on November 7, 1964 in United States. He is 54 years old as of 2018.
Mike Galanos Wife
He is married to Cheryl Galanos and together they have two sons, David Galanos and Daniel Galanos who both attended North Cobb Christian School.
Mike Galanos Net Worth | Mike Galanos Salary
Mike Galanos has an estimated net worth of over $2 million which he has earned through his career as a professional News Anchor. The amount of salary that he earns has not yet been disclosed.