Born in Corning, New York, Mike O'Brian began his broadcasting career in 1971 at Rochester radio station WSAY. Stations like WBBF and WVOR followed with a brief time in Tampa, Florida at WQXM radio. Mike's on-air experience in radio prepared him for his career in television. He joined RNEWS in 1995 for the launch of its 24-hour news channel and is known for his TV travels around the state as The Getaway Guy.
"Travel has always been my passion and now I can bring all of my favorite getaways to viewers"
In addition to New York State getaways, Mike loves traveling the back roads of the New England Coast along with a week or two during the winter in the Caribbean. The American southwest is also a favorite destination.
In between getaways, Mike devotes his years of commercial voice-over experience as president and director of The American Broadcasting Institute, his own broadcasting school designed to teach people how to break into the world of voice-over work.
There's not a lot of spare time left in a day, but when there is, Mike enjoys working in his back yard, entertaining friends and working off some occasional stress at the gym. Most of the time you'll find Mike behind the wheel, off on another road trip ready to enjoy his greatest passion.