Mike Toomey (WGN 9) Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, Career, Net Worth

Mike Toomey Biography

Mike Toomey is an American journalist currently serving as Morning News Announcer at the WGN 9 in Chicago, Illinois since September 2003. His hilarious characters make him a regular on the WGN Morning News for he is a very gifted performer. In addition, he became an everyday part of them by the end of September 2013 though he began by doing small sections of WGN Morning News in 2003.

Mike Toomey Age|Birthday

Toomey was born on May 24, 1963. Therefore, he is 58 years old as of 2022 and celebrates his birthday on 24th May every year.

Mike Toomey Height|Weight

Toomey’s height is 5 feet 7 inches (approximately 170 centimeters).

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Mike Toomey Family

The journalist was born and raised in the United States by his parents. His father is Frank and his mother is Rita. In addition, before moving to Hyattsville in 1959, his father coached Burt Reynolds in football at Florida State. However, his siblings’ details are currently under review.

Mike Toomey Wife

Toomey married his longtime girlfriend, a first-grade teacher, Beth. Together they reside in Chicago. Moreover, together with his wife, they are blessed with four children.

Mike Toomey Education

Toomey attended a public four-year high school often referred to as the home of the Pathers, Glenbard North High School founded in 1968. Moreover, he grew up in Chicago, Illinois, the United States.

Mike Toomey Career

Some of the TV programs Mike has performed on include; MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour, A&E’s Comedy on the Road as well as HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen Colorado. Moreover, he is known for his unique style of presenting, sharp delivery, and quick wit. Additionally, since 1982, he has been a favorite at comedy clubs and special events.


Toomey is one of the most inventive and the nation’s best comedians. His testament to his creativity is his national TV appearances. He is one of the funniest and most talented performers to ever work in Chicago according to The Chicago Tribune.

Moreover, he has appeared in concert with big profile names like Wayne Newton, Crosby, Reba McIntyre, George Carlin as well as Stills & Nash as a regular performer on WGN Morning News.

Additionally, hr is the creator and star of ‘TV and Me’, the hilarious one-person show. This show enjoyed a highly successful run at Chicago’s Apollo Theater. Moreover, since the age of 18, e has been a stand-up comic.

However, his first stage performance netted him plenty of applause from family but zero dollars. He couldn’t wait to stand in the middle of an oriental rug and recite, verbatim, acts performed by comedian Stan Freberg on Thanksgiving Days. Before his post-Thanksgiving Dinner gigs, he had listened to Freberg albums over and over.

Moreover, Tommey said that he was fascinated with comedians and TV comedians at a young age. He ranks George Carlin at the top of his Best Comedians on the All-Time list.


Furthermore, in 2003, he did his first morning bit for WGN-TV News when the show publicized from 6-9 a.m. He was a Batman giving Halloween tips during the Halloween bit. In addition, he says that he was Batman again for they called him the next month for a Thanksgiving bit. He adds that the Batman TV series was the best because it had the look of a comic book. He still enjoys the reruns today and there is plenty of adult humor in them.

Moreover, giving him chances to dump the tights and cowl and engage watchers in various outfits close by Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter as well as Opening Day (baseball) and St. Patrick’s Day, WGN-TV makers let him branch out from that point. He says that he was the lord of the Limerick on St. Paddy’s Day.

Mike Toomey Net Worth

Toomey has an annual salary ranging between $25,000 – $75,000. Moreover, the comedian’s net worth ranges between $1 million – $5 million.