2019 Community Game Changer
Mike, a Baltimore native, is a TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor, and spokesman. He’s best known as the creator and host of the hit TV show Dirty Jobs where he traveled to all 50 states and completed 300 different jobs, transforming cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, and coal mines. Most recently, you can find Mike on Facebook’s groundbreaking series Returning the Favor where he searches for remarkable people making a difference in their communities. Now in its third season with more than 200 million views, Mike helps give back to those who pay it forward with humor, heart, and surprise. Mike also runs the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that works hard to debunk myths about the skilled trades and help close the skills gap.