Award-winning meteorologist Mish Michaels has passed away, with the sad news confirmed by her friend and former colleague Terry Eliasen on Boston CBS local.
Eliasen broken the news of her friend’s death on Wednesday, 16 March 2022, which was followed by a statement from Mish Michaels’ family.
“For those who didn’t know her, I feel I cannot possibly portray just how amazingly brilliant she was. For those who did, there are simply no words,” Eliasen wrote in her moving tribute.
Mish Michaels passes away at age 53
Mish Michaels has passed away at the age of 53. As per Terry Eliasen’s tribute, Mish’s career began in the early 1990s. She started out at WHDH-TV in 1992 around the age of 23.
However, her career really took off when she joined WBZ in 2001. Mish would have been about 32 years old when she joined the Boston team and “made it” as a big-name meteorologist.
She worked for the WBZ team from September 2001 to July 2009. Mish spent the remainder of her 30s with the CBS team, leaving when she turned 40.
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Mish Michaels’ meteorology career
Mish Michaels was fascinated by weather from a young age. When in kindergarten, she witness a tornado tear through her apartment complex in Baltimore, Maryland. This chance encounter prompted a fascination with weather for the rest of Mish’s life.
Her passion for meteorology infiltrated all aspects of her life. Mish Michaels even had a car licence plate reading T-STORM, which she credits for helping her get a job in the industry at a young age.
After determining her career path, Mish Michaels achieved a BSc in meteorology at Cornell University. She then went on to achieve a Masters in technology at Harvard.
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Mish Michaels was a ‘diligent and dedicated’ meteorologist
As news of Mish Michaels’ passing breaks this March 2022, friends and former colleagues have paid tribute to the famous Boston meteorologist.
Terry Eliasen, in her tribute, wrote that Mish Michaels was “in a word, brilliant”.
Eliasen added: “(Mish) was the most prepared, diligent and dedicated meteorologist I have ever worked with.”
Fellow meteorologist Nick Bannin tweeted: “A tough loss for the weather community and for fellow meteorologists from Cornell. I looked up to Mish as a budding scientist and knowing she went to @Cornell helped my decision to follow her footsteps. She helped pave the way for so many.”
Pete Bouchard, of NBC Boston, wrote: “Profound sadness in the weather community as a bright light has gone out. Mish Michaels was as amazingly wonderful in life as she was on-air.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mish Michaels’ family and friends at this difficult time.