Mike Bailey (weatherman)

Mike Bailey is an Australian television presenter, journalism educator, political aspirant and football club chairman.

Early life

Bailey was raised in Sydney and educated at De La Salle College, Ashfield.[1]


He was the longtime presenter of the weekday weather segment of the ABC Sydney edition of the 7.00pm news bulletin, which is also relayed to major parts of New South Wales.

Bailey is also a lecturer in radio journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. He is also a noted MC and guest speaker.

Before entering politics, Bailey discussed the weather on weekday afternoons with Richard Glover on ABC Radio Sydney 702. He mentioned that one of his jobs as a young man was "Savings Sam", spruiking, among other things, ladies' underwear outside a Sydney department store.[1]

On 22 May 2007, it was announced that Bailey had been approached to stand for Australian Labor Party preselection for the seat of North Sydney to challenge the sitting member, Joe Hockey, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, in the upcoming Australian federal election. He subsequently resigned from the ABC. Bailey received an 8.4 percent primary and 4.7 percent two-party swing, but fell significantly short.

Bailey later presented the weather for Nine News Sydney on Fridays and Saturdays and Nine News Afternoon Edition weather on Fridays. When he went on holiday in early 2009, he was told not to return.

Having been a lifelong supporter of the Western Suburbs Magpies, Bailey became the Chairman of the Wests Tigers NRL Club (Wests Ashfield Leagues) in 2011, as appointed by the Wests Group stakeholders in the joint venture club.


Bailey is married to a former presenter of the Seven Network's Romper Room, 'Miss Helena'.[1] They married in 1986, and have one son, Michael.


  1. Adrian Proszenko (18 September 2011). "Filling Tigers hot seat just another odd job for Bailey". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 November 2011.

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