Television Journalists Mike Anderson has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 21, 2020.
One of Milwaukee’s top longtime television journalists unexpectedly passed away, and his family, friends and fellow journalists are mourning.
Mike Anderson, WISN-TV’s veteran anchor for decades, died at 67 years old with loved ones by his side.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Sad to hear of the passing of Mike Anderson.
Great reporter, great musician, great guy.
He would always crack me up at the Wisconsin State Fair… pic.twitter.com/m9yOETco8n
— Steve Palec (@stevepalec) April 21, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
— Associated Marketing, Inc (@AssocMktg) April 21, 2020
When I moved to MKE I watched him on TV. When I worked at a competing station he was always nice to me whenever I saw him. When I got hired at 12 he became not only a coworker, but a mentor & friend. I was lucky to have known him & I’ll miss him. https://t.co/f7cCdB4g4S
— Glenn Russell (@glenn_grussell) April 21, 2020
Lots of tears today. The world lost a legend. Mike Anderson was the smoothest dude…who was always there for you when you asked. A great golfing buddy, mentor and friend.
Sending hugs and love to my 12 News family. pic.twitter.com/baLKA08rMM
— Ben Hutchison (@Ben__Hutchison) April 21, 2020
I’m in SHOCK…my friend and coworker Mike Anderson suddenly passed away. He was THE NICEST guy and the coolest person in the newsroom. Mike was a Milwaukee TV icon and I’m going to MISS HIM so much. This is a sad day for many of us @WISN12News and our city. #HatsOffToMike pic.twitter.com/XM21psIvsQ
— Stephanie J. Sutton (@Steph__Sutton) April 21, 2020
My last assignment with Mike Anderson. We surprised him with a ceremonial first pitch on his last day. Godspeed my friend. pic.twitter.com/tf6qWeV3gk
— Jason Hunter (@JHunts71) April 21, 2020
This is how I will remember Mike Anderson. Always camera ready and smiling. A true legend. RIP Mike. pic.twitter.com/x2UidPtklI
— Hillary Mintz (@HILLARY_MINTZ) April 21, 2020
“Mike Anderson was a gentle and genuine giant.” – @johnmercure. He and @genemueller remember Mike Anderson, who passed away after a long and distinguished journalism career in Milwaukee. https://t.co/wKkGI08QDd
— 620wtmj (@620wtmj) April 21, 2020