Mike Galanos

Personal Life

Mike Galanos was born on November 07, 1974, and spent his childhood years in California. He is of Greek origin. Galanos did his graduate studies at San Francisco State University where he graduated summa cum laude and was very much interested early on in establishing a journalism career for himself. Mike Galanos is married and has two sons with his wife Cheryl Galanos that are named David Galanos and Daniel Galanos, respectively.  Both boys attended North Cobb Christian School. David is currently in his senior year and Daniel has graduated. Galanos loves to spend his off air time with his family. Mike is known to be very protective of his children and there are no rumors of infidelity or divorce. The family is very happy living together and Mike is well respected for striking a good balance between his personal and professional life.

Professional Life

Mike Galanos started his broadcasting career doing local media when he began working for the radio station KJOY which was situated in Stockton California. Mike covered sports and the news. Galanos ventured into on air television reporting in the year 1991, when he started working for KTVN-TV as the local sports anchor. Mike was popular in part for his profound knowledge of the local sports and teams in the northern Nevada region.

Galanos began his career with CNN when he worked for a brief period as a cameraman, a video journalist, and a teleprompter at the television network. This work at CNN was for the show known as Headline News with the hosts Bobbie Battista and Don Harrison and was done in the late 1990’s. Galason later worked at CNN SI as a sports reporter. Mike Galason started working for HLN in the spring of the year 2002. At this time Mike played a key role in HLN’s coverage of the anniversary of the 911 terrorist attacks. After leaving Reno, he moved up the ranks to CNN Sports Illustrated anchor but now he is at CNN Headline News as a general assignment news anchor for the network. 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 formerly co-anchored Prime News with Erica Hill until Hill was named the sole anchor in 2010. After Hill was reassigned to CNN’s program Anderson Cooper 360 in early 2008, Galanos returned to the program as her replacement. As of 2010, Mike Galanos is no longer the host of "Prime News"  and his last date on the air was August 13, 2010. This was announced via the Prime News Facebook account owned by Galanos. Former Prosecutor and host of TruTV's In Session, Vinnie Politan has taken over Mr. Galanos' position on Prime News. Galanos can still be seen on HLN from 12-4pm. His show is designed to present the featured stories of the day and includes input from viewers. His critics feel Galanos frequently doesn't follow journalistic rules while presenting the news as during the show he often expresses his opinion on the topics and on other people's views of those topics. Galanos usually espouses very conservative values, especially in regards to protecting the rights of children.

HLN News Now producers say that host Mike Galanos brings passion and experience to the stories people are talking about. They say that Mike 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. Producer’s also note that Mike’s voice is a big part of the show because he isn’t afraid to offer his opinion to get the conversation started. Examples of Mike’s human outreach style can be seen on his facebook page when he posts comments such as  “Teachers, nurse, officer, veterans, moms, dads, sons, many lives stolen from their loved ones. I want you to learn more than just the victims' names from Sunday's senseless attack in Las Vegas” or this “Orange, TX man now in a storm shelter in Lake Charles, LA shelter.

Quick Facts
Marital Status: Married
Profession: TV reporter
Children: 2 sons
Wife: One from the current marriage
Date of Birth: November 07, 1974
Nationality: Greek
Employer: CNN
Alma Mater: San Francisco State University
T.V. Show(s): Morning Express with Robin Meade
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Ethnicity: White
Net Worth: $4.5 million
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Published : Aug 29 2013
Modified : Mar 11 2018