Mickey Ferguson is the lead forecaster for Good Day Alabama and FOX6 News at Noon. He started his career in television on October 21, 1987, as a news producer at WJSU-TV in Anniston, Alabama.
He got his first shot at being on the air by agreeing to do morning news updates. "No one else wanted to get up and be on at 4:20 a.m., so I jumped at the chance," said Mickey. He soon began reporting and anchoring the weekend news. In 1990, he moved to Birmingham, accepting a job with WBMG-TV, the local CBS affiliate. There, he anchored weekend newscasts and reported during the week.
But after a few years of television, Mickey decided to take a break and try his hand at working in the family's cabinet making business. That didn't last long. "Well," says Mickey, "I thought I could walk away, but the bug had bitten me." Since television now had him firmly in its grip, Mickey auditioned for a weekend weather job at WVTM-TV and his weather career was born.
Once again, Mickey found himself doing morning cut-ins, only this time he delivered the weather forecast instead of news. He loved doing weather, but soon found himself looking for a new TV home because of budget cutbacks.
Mickey accepted a job at WSFA-TV in Montgomery where he co-hosted the local morning show and forecasted the weather. Three years later when FOX6 offered Mickey the morning weather position, he accepted.
A few things have changed since Mickey began working at FOX6. "We now do ‘weather on the 6s' in the mornings on Good Day Alabama. That's a lot of weather information from 5 until 9 a.m. each weekday morning, but I know people watch or listen to our News, weather and traffic information at different times while they're getting ready for work or school." So, if you miss the weather forecast when you tune-in, keep an eye on the clock and Mickey will be coming around to give you an update on the forecast on the 6s".
Mickey says he's always wanted to work for WBRC-TV. It took him twelve years to get here... but now viewers can enjoy his unusual take on the weather weekday mornings on Daybreak, Good Day Alabama and the News at Noon. FOX6 WBRC-TV is pleased to have Mickey Ferguson as part of the FOX6 family!
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