Mr. G Biography
Mr. G (born Irving Joel Gikofsky) is an American Emmy Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning meteorologist working for WPIX in New York. He forecasts the evening weather at 5, 6, and 10 PM.
Mr. G Age
Gikofsky likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. However, he might be in his 40’s.
Mr. G Height
Gikofsky stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Mr. G Family
Gikofsky is the son of Ida Shalotsky of Kew Gardens, Queens, and the late Raymond Gikofsky.
Mr. G Wife
Gikofsky is married to Deborah Lynn Quan, a financial manager in capital and sales planning for CBS. The couple married on May 24, 1987, at St. Paul’s Chapel of Columbia University. The wedding was officiated by Rev. H.Scott Matheney, a Presbyterian minister who is a Columbia chaplain.
Mr. G Net Worth
Gikofsky has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million -$5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Mr. G Salary
Gikofsky earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Mr. G Education
Gikofsky continues his series of lectures at his alma mater Hofstra University as “Professional in Residence” where he talks on radio and TV broadcasting. He graduated from Francis Lewis High School and went on to Long Island’s Hofstra University and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He graduated from Hofstra with a Master of Arts in Secondary Education and completed doctoral studies at Yeshiva University.
Mr. G Career
Gikofsky serves at WPIX as a meteorologist forecasting the evening weather at 5, 6, and 10 PM. He, New York’s most famous TV weatherman, started his career at Albert Einstein Intermediate School in the Bronx as a school teacher. As a researcher, he developed the first computerized weather software for use by children and their teachers in the New York City school system. Mr. G was hired right out of the classroom after teaching in high school for a decade to become a TV weatherman at New York’s WCBS-TV in 1977.
In September 1993, Mr. G joined WPIX as a weekday weatherman, where he received five Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2008, Mike Wallace awarded Mr. G with the Friar’s Club Life Time Achievement Award. In addition, several prestigious networks, including the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the New York Press Club, voted PIX News at 10 as the Best Newscast. An avid educational advocate, Mr. G is very interested in collaborating with students. He has toured more than 500 schools to date, in particular, lower-income areas, where he talks in classrooms (not only about the weather but also motivationally) and aims to attend at least one school a week while classes are in session.
Gikofsky has taken part in New York City’s “Principal for a Day” scheme every year since its inception, calling the day “homework and test-free” and still getting a standing ovation! In addition, “Mr. was proclaimed on June 30, 1993,” For his motivational work with youth, G day in the Bronx. Mr. G is a board member of the R Baby Foundation and serves in the tri-state region to optimize pediatric services in emergency rooms.
He can also be seen running in Central Park while he is not predicting or active in charity efforts, and has completed 34 New York City Marathons. He has raced over 75,000 miles, or three times across the world, as an avid athlete, and is one of a rare group of runners to attain the feat.
Mr. G PIX-11
Gikofsky is working at PIX-11 where he works alongside other famous PIX-11 anchors and reporters including;
- Andy Adler
- Kori Chambers
- Marissa Torres
- Marysol Castro
- Ben Aaron
- Ojinika Obiekwe
- Vanessa Freeman
- John Muller
- Dan Mannarino
- Justin Walters
- Erica Grow
- Kaity Tong
Mr. G Social Media Platforms
Gikofsky is active on his social media accounts and often posts seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 4.5k followers on Twitter, over 2.5k followers on Instagram, and over 19.2k followers on Facebook.