Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler

2016-2017 Reynolds Fellow

  Nonresidential fellow
  Reynolds Journalism Institute
  Managing partner
  Westerly Partners LLC


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Member ID: 998

Group Title: Content providers

Join Date: February 26, 2016


Last Visit: May 22, 2017

Last Activity: October 13, 2017

Total Entries: 2


Timezone: UM6


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About Mike Wheeler

Michael Wheeler is a managing partner of Westerly Partners, LLC, an investor advisory that provides strategic, financial and technology solutions to early stage companies focused on new media technology.

Wheeler has more than 40 years of senior management experience at NBC, CNBC, MTV, Showtime, The Financial News, Meredith Corporation, and CBS.

He is a member of the advisory committee of TV79, the government channel in Darien, Connecticut, and is also a board member for Library Ideas, a company that sells digital products to libraries. In addition, he serves on the board of advisers of Waywire, a video curation company, and ASC Services, a transcription provider. 

He has been an adviser to the Reynolds Journalism Institute since its founding, and he is curator of MobileVideoDIY, a mobile-video resource of RJI.

Wheeler graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in 1971 and a master’s degree in 2011. 

He resides in Connecticut with his wife. He has three adult children. In his spare time, Wheeler enjoys teaching an ESL class and coaching a Special Olympics golf team. 

His bucket list includes visiting every presidential library.

Mike Wheeler is an RJI Fellow and a managing partner of Westerly Partners, LLC.

Stories about Mike Wheeler

Using technology to bring more citizens, journalists into the council chamber

Mike Wheeler, managing partner of Westerly Partners, and David Danto, director of emerging technologies for Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance, will design and test new low-cost, scalable video recording and archiving systems based on emerging technologies for public community meetings and events. By lowering the cost and complexity, they intend for their solutions to become an essential part of community journalism.

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