Born in November 07, 1974, Mike Galanos spent his childhood years in California. He is of Greek origin. He did his graduate studies at the San Francisco State University. He graduated summa cum laude from the university. He started his broadcasting career from his home town when he began working for the local radio station KJOY situated in Stockton California. He covered sports and news. He is married and has two sons. He loves to spend his off air time with his family.
Galanos ventured into television reporting in the year 1991, when he started working for KTVN-TV as the local sports anchor. He was popular for his profound knowledge of sports in the northern Nevada region. Prior to that, he had also worked for a brief period as cameraman, video journalist, and a teleprompter at CNN in the show ‘Headline News’ for the hosts Bobbie Battista and Don Harrison. He later worked at CNNSI as sports reporter and then started working for HLN in the year 2002. He was behind the launch of the show ‘Prime News Tonight’ in the year 2004 and was the anchor for the segment ‘Get to the Point’. He hosted the show Prime News till 2010. Erica Hill was his co-anchor on that show.
Mike Galanos believes in upholding family values and traditions strictly. He has often taken up the issue on how children of the present generation are misled by the advancement in technology. He was one of the first anchors to bring to light the harmful practice of sexting at his show Prime News. He pointed out the impact of the habit on the legal, moral as well as emotional aspects of a teenager through the show. His show ‘Get to the Point’ also dealt with controversial topics. More often Galanos has been criticized for his orthodox approach to the present day issues.
Mike Galanos left the show ‘Prime News’ in August 2010 and he was substituted by Vinnie Politan, a former prosecutor and TruTV anchor. Recently it has been rumored that HLN has been preparing to celebrate the Mike Galanos’ 25 years of service at CNN. It is being said that he will be given a show tailor made for him which will probably launch in the later part of 2013.