Mike Toper is a passionate sports reporter who has been following his broadcasting dreams since his middle school days. In just 8th grade, Mike was the play-by-play announcer for his high school's football team on Public Access TV. Fast forward to 2014, when Mike began his full-time reporting career with Spectrum News in Upstate NY. Today, Mike is proudly based out of Raleigh where he gets to cover some of the best sports teams in the world.
As a sports reporter, Mike is inspired daily by getting to tell stories, both through interviews and visually. The act of editing, shooting, and crafting the way viewers digest a story is one of Mike’s favorite ways to test his own creative energy.
Mike is a self-proclaimed craft beer enthusiast. So, in his off time, it’s a safe bet that you can find him checking out one of the newest breweries Raleigh has to offer. Add hiking and live music to the list of Mike’s favorite pastimes, and he’s basically your go-to for the top spots to hit on a day off in Raleigh.