NH, Boston TV Meteorologist Mish Michaels Dies at Age 53
Longtime Boston television meteorologist Mish Michaels, who got her television career started in New Hampshire, died this week at the age of 53.
Michaels worked at WMUR in the early 90s before joining WHDH in 1992, and then moved to WBZ TV according to her Linkedin page. She had also started a line of clothing called Natural Cloud Cover, which was described as "organic clothing for the weather watcher in every kid."
She contributed a story to WMUR meteorologist Josh Judge's book "eXtreme New England Weather" about a microburst at Stratham Hill Park in 1991 that killed three and injured 11.
She was hired in 2017 as a science writer for WGBH but was fired over her views about climate change and a link between vaccines and Autisim, according to a Boston Globe news story. Michaels said that her views were "positioned inaccurately."
Michaels recently come out of retirement for coverage of a snowstorm on The Weather Channel.
Her family confirmed her death in a statement on social media. A cause of death was not disclosed in the statement.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Mish Michaels. Our family is devastated by her loss. She was a devoted mother, wife, daughter, auntie, friend and stellar equestrian, as well as an award-winning broadcast meteorologist and environmental reporter," read the statement.
Michaels was a graduate of the Cornell University meteorology program, where she was an active alumni.
"I had the pleasure of running into her at a few conferences and events, and loved hearing her stories and seasoned advice," Townsquare Media New Jersey meteorologist Dan Zarrow said. "She was a wonderful, engaging mentor to several of my friends and colleagues. A true legend in the broadcast weather community who will be sorely missed."
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.