CBS11's Burger survives 40 years of highs/lows
03/17/10 01:15 PM
By ED BARK
Four decades in broadcasting, principally as a weatherman, are nothing to sneeze at -- even when the pollen count is high.
So congratulations to CBS11/TXA21 forecaster Mike Burger, who recently reached this milestone while at the same time signing a new two-year contract with the stations.
"These are still the two best stations I've ever had the good fortune to be with," Burger said in an email.
He was Dallas-based Fox4's principal weathercaster from 1989 to 1996 before returning to his old Orlando, FL station to be an early morning news anchor. After four years, Burger returned to D-FW and has been here ever since. He began his broadcasting career at an Orlando radio station, working in the news department before agreeing to fill in at WDBO-TV (now WKMG) as a weekend forecaster. He grew up as an Iowa farm boy.
Burger was saluted on the air during CBS11's Sunday, March 7th late night newscast. Here's the video: