Irv Gikofsky(American journalist)Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth & More

Irv GikofskyIrv Gikofsky is the name of an American renowned Weather Forecaster, who is currently working as a Meteorologist on WPIX11’s for 5, 6, and 10 newscasts. He has joined WPIX11 as the Weekday Weatherman in September 1993. Before that, he has worked as a TV Weatherman at New Yorks WCBS-TV in 1977.


Irv Gikofsky was born in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States of America. He is prominently known for his nicknames Mr. G and Mr. G Weatherman. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Discussing his parents, Gikofsky is the son of Ida Shalotsky of Kew Gardens, Queens, and the late Raymond Gikofsky.

He was raised by his parents in Queens. Apart from these, there is nothing further information available regarding his parents, siblings as well as his childhood days. Those details were still under review and will be updated as soon as possible.

Now reflecting on Gikofsky’s educational qualification, first, he went to Francis Lewis High School and attended P.S. 201 and J.H.S. 218. Then he has joined the Hofstra University in Long Island and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 1967. Besides Mr. G also accomplished his Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Education from the Hofstra University. Later, he also pursued his doctoral studies at The Yeshiva University.

Irv Gikofsky Relationship Status

Looking at Gikofsky’s current relationship status, he is a married man. He has married a woman named, Sang Mota Gikofsky, who was a social worker. Though the exact date is unknown to us while the couple was tied their knot but reportedly they have been together for a long time.

From their romantic marriage, they welcomed a daughter named, Jaida Kyi, who is a fashion student. Apart from this, there are nothing details available about his wife as well as his daughter, as he always prefers to keep his personal life in shades.

However, Mr. G has previously married a woman named, Deborah Lynn Quan, who is a financial manager in capital and sales planning for CBS.  The couple tied their knot on 24th May 1987 and shared their wedding vows at St. Paul’s Chapel of Columbia University. The wedding ceremony was officiated by Rev. H. Scott Matheney, a Presbyterian minister who is a Columbia chaplain.

Irv Gikofsky Professional Career

Talking about Mr. G’s professional career, he has been delivering forecasts on New York television for almost 40 years. Mr. G, New York’s most popular TV Weatherman has begun his career as a school teacher at Albert Einstein Intermediate School in the Bronx.

While a teacher, he created New York City school system’s first computerized weather program for use by children and their teachers. After teaching in public school for a decade, Mr. G was recruited right out of the classroom to become a TV Weatherman at New York’s WCBS-TV in the year 1977.

However, in September 1993 Mr. G joined WPIX11 as the Weekday Weatherman and later also serves as a Meteorologist on WPIX11’s for 5, 6, and 10 newscasts. While working on PIX11, he has won five Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award. In the year 2008, Mike Wallace also presented the Friar’s Club Life Time Achievement Award to Mr. G. In addition, PIX News at 10 has been named Mr. G as the Best Newscast by numerous prestigious outlets, including the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the New York Press Club.

Moreover, as a burning supporter of education, Mr. G is very much involved in working with students. Till now, he has visited over 500 schools, especially lower-income districts, where he speaks in classrooms (not just about the weather, but motivationally as well) and tries to visit at least one school per week when classes are in session.

Every year since its inception, Mr. G has participated in New York City’s “Principal for a Day” program, declaring that day “homework and test-free” and always gets a standing ovation! In addition, on 30th June 1993, he was proclaimed “Mr. G day” in the Bronx for his motivational work with children. Mr. G is a board member for the R Baby Foundation and works to improve pediatric care in emergency rooms in the tri-state area.

Besides, Mr. G continues his series of lectures as “Professional in Residence” at his alma mater Hofstra University, where he speaks on radio and television broadcasting.[1]pix11

Irv Gikofsky Net Worrth And Salary

When it comes to celebrities people also want to know how much Irv Gikofsky’s net worth was and what was his salary? He has an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million. He has gathered this sum of wealth from his professional career as a Meteorologist and Weather Forecaster. Besides his annual salary range is between $45,000$110,500.

Irv Gikofsky Age

When it comes to celebrities and their personal affairs, no doubt, the fans are always curious to know about all the small things. In this case, people are want to know how old is Irv Gikofsky? The exact date of his birth and also his birth year is still unknown to the public domain.

4 Facts On Irv Gikofsky That Might Surprised You!

  1. Irv Gikofsky’s birth name is Irving Joel Gikofsky.
  2. When Mr. G is not forecasting or involved in charitable endeavors, he can often be seen running in Central Park.
  3. He has run in the 34 New York City Marathons as well.
  4. As an avid runner, Mr. G has run over 75,000 miles — or three times around the planet — and is part of a unique group of runners to accomplish that feat.