Twitter: @MikeToper1

Mike is a sports reporter for Spectrum News based out of our Raleigh newsroom. Prior to his arrival in North Carolina, he worked as a sports and news journalist for Spectrum in New York, covering the Central NY and Southern Tiers regions. Mike began his professional career in broadcasting with WSYR-9 in Syracuse, New York. He started as a production assistant, editor and full-time photojournalist before making the transition in front of the camera.

A native of Syracuse, Mike is a diehard Syracuse Orange fan. He earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego and also cheers for the Green and Gold, especially during hockey season. Mike loves the outdoors and hiking, and is always looking for good live music.

Since beginning with Spectrum News in the fall of 2014, it has been Mike’s goal to work in Carolina and he cherishes the opportunity cover Tar Heel State athletics.