Updated: Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012, 1:32 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 18 Apr 2003, 10:25 AM EDT
Mike Montecalvo co-anchors the 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WPRI-12 and 10 p.m. news on FOX Providence.
A Woonsocket native, Mike is a graduate of La Salle Academy and Rhode Island College. He has been a broadcast journalist in the Rhode Island and Connecticut markets since 1981.
A multiple Emmy-nominated Anchor and Reporter, Mike has received over 50 Community Service and Associated Press Awards. The various awards include The RI Community Food Bank Leadership Award, The Alzheimer’s Media Award, The Communications Department Honor Roll Inductee at Rhode Island College, Meeting Street’s "Unsung Heroes Award and its "Walter Cryan Award”. Mike is also very proud to be part of the Prevent Child Abuse-RI organization that under Brendan’s Law helped make Shaken Baby Syndrome a form of child abuse in the first degree.
Mike has also has helped raise millions of dollars for local charities, including The Alzheimer's Association of Rhode Island, The A-L-S Association-Rhode Island Chapter, The RI Community Food Bank, Special Olympics-RI, The Diabetes Foundation of Rhode Island, MS Society, Meeting Street, March of Dimes, Visiting Nurses and more.
Mike has also made hundreds of school visits and speaking engagements over the years. Mike was a longtime parishioner at Saint Anthony Church in Woonsocket, serving on the Finance Board, Lector, CCD Teacher, Chair of the St. Joseph Feast Dinner Dance, director of the CYO and was instrumental in two major Capital Campaigns for the parish.
Mike is a member of the Futures Committee and the Strategic Plan Steering Committee at La Salle Academy, The Italo-American Club of R.I., The United Commercial Travelers Association and also served on the Board of Directors at Saint Rocco School in Johnston, Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island, The Diabetes Foundation of Rhode Island and more. He’s also served as Honorary Chair for countless charity events.
Mike has covered many big stories, including anchoring live from the Warwick Mall during the 2010 Historic Floods, Hurricanes Gloria and Bob, local elections, the 2004 Red Sox World Series Win over the Cardinals and 2005 Patriots Super Bowl win in Jacksonville. He also reported live from the Papal Visit at Yankee Stadium in 2008 and at WHJJ Radio, broadcast for seventeen straight hours during the station night club fire in 2003.
He has interviewed many famous celebrities and politicians, including President George Bush, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr, actor Kenneth Branagh and singers Jon Bon Jovi, and the late Sergio Franchi.
Mike spent 23 years in radio, working at various stations including 103.7 WRX, B101, 94 WHJY, WHJJ, WKRI, WINY, WWON and WNRI. He also worked at WJAR TV and Cox Communications Channel Three.
He is an Instructor at Bryant University and is the Technical Advisor to the schools radio station WJMF. He also taught at New England Institute of Technology. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, gardening and making homemade wine.
Mike is married and has two daughters.