Pittsburgh native Mikey Hood joined KDKA in March 2019.
Mikey has had a public presence in Pittsburgh for quite some time through her on-line show PghSpot, a platform she created to highlight the movers and shakers in the Burgh!
Mikey grew up in the East End of Pittsburgh and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School. Her desire to get into TV started as a kid, when she would interview and produce pretend commercials for all of her friends. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Writing and Communications.
When Mikey is not on Pittsburgh Today Live, she loves spending time with her fiancé, dog Wilson, close friends and on long hikes.
- Joined KDKA: March 2019
- Hometown: Pittsburgh
- Alma Mater: Taylor Allderdice, HS, Pittsburgh
- Music: I like most music, but my favorite is 90's R&B!
- Movie: My favorite movies are the "Abyss" which is an 80's movie about an underwater world and 'Coming to America' with Eddie Murphy! Oh and "Fast Forward" an 80's dance movie!
- TV Show: I'm horrible at watching TV. I usually don't even cut it on! Back in the day I was a diehard ER fan! I prefer watching movies.
- Book: I love reading. Usually self-help books. I'm always working on me!
- Hobbies: Exploring new cities, eating out at restaurants, hanging with family and friends, exercising, sporting events
- Food: Whatever is on the menu I'm eating it... except for hot dogs with ketchup and cottage cheese.
- Local Restaurant: I can't just pick one... Altius, BEBE's Korean Food and I'm dying to try TAKO.
- Sport/Exercise: Hiking is the best…I'll take on any trail (with my pepper spray)
- Historical Figure: MLK has had a profound impact on where I am today
- Favorite Pennsylvanian: Fred Rogers
- Quote: "Focus on the things that you can change not on what you can't" - Unknown
- Word: Forward
- Vacation Spot: Cabo
- Holiday: Christmas by the fireplace
- Planet: Jupiter...I'm fascinated by space and what's out there.
THIS OR THAT
- Facebook or Twitter? Definitely Facebook. I don't even get Twitter
- Cats or Dogs? Dogs for sure
- Beatles or Rolling Stones? Umm both are iconic but can't say I'd pick one group over the other.
- Comedy or Tearjerker? Both. Depends on the day
- Phone Call or Text Message? Phone call. I like to hear and connect to a real voice.
- Mac or PC? Surely PC
- Coffee or Tea? I just started drinking coffee, but I still prefer tea ... "Earl Grey" to be specific.
- Paper or Plastic? Paper
- Morning Person or Night Person? Early evening person!
- East Coast or West Coast? East Coast for sure
- Star Trek or Star Wars? Oh geez...neither. But my dad loved Star Trek though
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