Mike has also covered numerous Oscars, Grammys, Country Music Awards and Super Bowls as a live, red carpet correspondent.
Behind the camera Mike was Supervising Producer on FUSE TV’s Fuse News, and Vice President and Executive Producer at FOX News Digital, where he created The Strategy Room and oversaw online programming, distribution and operations.
Mike has also produced non-scripted and scripted television, and has appeared in film, television and theater in various roles throughout his career, including “Analyze This,” and he is the author of two books, “Grrr! Celebrities and Other Reasons We’re All In Trouble,” and “Fighting Words: In Depth Interviews With The Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts.”
He also hosted and created TapouT Radio on SiriusXM Sports with Punkass and Skyskrape.
Straka is also an actor, and has appeared in “Analyze This,” numerous television commercials, and starred in the Off-Broadway play Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding in New York City. He has trained both The Method and Meisner Technique, and has studied with the legendary Bobby Lewis, Tony Greco, Robert X Modica, Robert Neff Williams and began his acting studies at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts.