Mike Hydeck is the Weekday Morning News Anchor at WUSA9. You can see him Monday through Friday on Wake Up Washington from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.

During his nearly 25 years in journalism, Mike has interviewed presidents, politicians, world famous athletes and entertainers. He's covered everything from natural disasters to inaugurations to super bowls.

In addition to his time on the anchor desk Mike is passionate about reporting on education in his weekly series called "STEM is Cool in School." He finds innovative teachers who can capture the imagination of their students.

Mike was honored with a local Emmy nomination for his prime time special "Cool Schools: The Future is Now."

Mike says former NBC Nightly News Anchor Tom Brokaw and CBS Sunday Morning Host Charles Kuralt were his inspirations for choosing his career path.

Mike is married with two kids and lives in the greater D.C. area.

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