Mike Wise is a journalism professor and program coordinator at Humber College in Toronto. Before joining Humber, he spent almost 32-years working for CBC Television, most recently as the anchor of the local 11:00 newscast in Toronto.
Mike teaches TV and radio production, online reporting and basic website design, and helps guide his students through the emerging technologies changing the journalism industry.
While at CBC, Mike was the Ontario Legislative reporter for CBC TV and CBC News Network (a position he held for seven years, three Premiers, four opposition leaders and two provincial elections). While there, he initiated several groundbreaking journalism projects aimed at finding new ways of connecting viewers with the world of politics. His award winning series “Queen’s Park: Making the Grade” followed several high school students as they developed their own private members’ bills, attracted political support, and ultimately saw their bills introduced and debated in the Ontario Legislature. He also collaborated with Student Vote and Facebook on a series called “The Great Canadian Wish List.” It marked the first time the social networking site had partnered with a broadcaster anywhere in the world.
Mike is currently working on his Master’s Degree in communication and technology from the University of Alberta. He holds an honours degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University in Kingston. He started at CBC when he was just 17 and still in high school. One of his first responsibilities was to work on the 1988 federal election broadcast, even though he wasn’t legally old enough to vote.