Mike Vrabel was born and raised in the Richmond area.
He is a graduate of Clover Hill High School. He studied communications at the University of Tennessee and studied journalism and broadcasting at the Defense Information School while enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
After his enlistment, which included a tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Mike returned to Richmond to join WRIC-TV as an Assignment Editor in 2004. He has worked as an Assignment Editor, Assignment Manager and Producer and has been the Managing Editor since 2007.
He enjoys following college athletics (Go Vols!) and enjoys Richmond’s growing dining and craft beer scenes. He lives with his wife Becky in Glen Allen.