Mike Ferguson brings twenty years of communications experience to the Show-Me Institute.
His media work includes producing and hosting “Missouri Viewpoints,” which airs on television and radio throughout the state each week. He has been a radio talk show host in both Kansas City and Columbia and was also a news anchor for the Zimmer Radio Group in mid-Missouri and for several Cumulus stations in Kansas City.
Mike has covered local education and municipal government for the Jackson County Advocate, was a political columnist for the Kansas City Metro Voice, and was the news director for Missouri News Horizon, a statewide news service.
From 2005 to 2010, he held several local offices in Grandview, Missouri, including on the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission, the Transportation Committee, and the Board of Aldermen.
In 2002 Mike was appointed to the Missouri State Plan Committee, which made recommendations to then-Secretary of State Matt Blunt on ways to implement the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002. In 2008, Mike was the national field director for former Congressman Bob Barr’s presidential campaign.
Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Charter Oak State College. He lives in Richmond Heights.