MEET THE TEAM
Mike Anthony is a graduate of West Liberty University and worked as a news/sports reporter, anchor at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, WV from 1995 to 2015. He’s married to Corey Ann Whorton Pietranton.
Mike has covered major events and has reported live from locations such as NFL, MLB, NHL, ECHL games and NCAA basketball tournaments. He has spoken at numerous banquets, dinners, award ceremonies and career days, as well as offering play-bay-play commentary for high school football and basketball games and other youth sports. He has also worked as a member of the Wheeling Nailers front-office sales staff, selling advertisements in and around the rink at WesBanco Arena, as well as assisting in video production and social media projects.
Mike has been a member of the Wheelhouse Creative team since 2016. He specializes in small-camera video production and attracting new business. He’s the creator of What’s Up at Oglebay, a weekly social media video campaign detailing the events in and around Oglebay Park. Mike has also created content for the Good Zoo in a video series called Zoo Talk, which introduces zoo animals to fans of the Good Zoo Facebook page and YouTube channel. Other work of Mike’s includes videos for the ski lodge, West Spa, Festival of Lights and Oglebay Golf. He produces video content for other Wheelhouse Creative clients as well, including Bordas & Bordas, Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration and Robinson Auto Group.
A licensed basketball official in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, Mike has officiated youth sports for nearly 30 years. He has also worked professional games in the ABA (American Basketball Association) in Pittsburgh, Akron and Shinnston, WV.