Mike Holden is an Emmy award winning journalist who joined WPXI Channel 11 in August of 2016. His work has earned him a number of awards, including a 2015 Emmy as well as the Ohio Associated Press Best Reporter Award.
Prior to his arrival in Pittsburgh, Mike spent more than two years as a Reporter/Weekend Morning Anchor at WTOL in Toledo, Ohio.
He actually started work one day early, covering Toledo's water crisis - a news event that garnered national attention and prompted immediate changes regarding the water quality monitoring situation along the Great Lakes. His contributions to team coverage earned him an Emmy Award nomination.
Breaking news is by far Mike's greatest passion, and it is his goal to make sure you are well informed before you go to bed. His breaking news reports earned him a first place award from the Ohio Associated Press as well as an Emmy Award nomination from the NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter.
Mike is thrilled to be back in Pennsylvania! He started his on-air career at WJET in the "Flagship City" – Erie. While in Erie, Mike covered county government and courts, education, crime and the nasty weather. (Erie was dubbed the snowiest city in the country during 2013-2014!)
Mike has never been afraid to jump right into a story. (Literally... He cannon balled into Lake Erie on New Year's Day in subzero temperatures and trained with the Lake Erie Rescue Dive Team).
He even went undercover and lived as a homeless adult for two days to shine a light on the lack of bed space and resources for the homeless youth and women in Erie County. His investigation led to improvements in how the homeless register for care and get access to shelters in the city of Erie.
Mike graduated cum laude from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and actively participated in TV2 News.
Mike enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends and watching horrible reality TV shows. If you have a story idea or just want to say what's up, shoot him an email.