Mike Barnicle Wife, Brother, Children

By Sabena Shahi | On: 24 Jun, 2019
Mike Barnicle Wife, Brother, Children

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1943-10-13
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Anna Finucane (M. 1982), First Wife(ex-wife)
Ethnicity N/A
Net Worth N/A
Children/Kids Nicholas Michael Barnicle (Son)
Height 5 Feet and 7 Inches
Education Boston University

A veteran print and broadcast journalist, Mike Barnicle is recognized for his street-smart and straightforward commentary, and writing style. Collectively, he has written 4K plus columns for The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and the New York Daily News

Mike is a senior contributor at Morning Joe on MSNBC and columnist at The Daily Beast. Possessing insight, perspective, and analytical wit, Mike can cut through the spin as he interviews high-profile people about the day's biggest and most important stories. 

As a columnist, Mike also provides readers with trenchant and poignant must-read and must-share columns. 

Mike has even given his contribution in a different field such as Boston Globe Media, Chronicle on WCVB-TV, New York Daily News, WTKK-FM 96.9 FM, and Boston Herald

However, while Mike was slowly rising to fame and success, he had to face the accusation of plagiarism. While he was working for Boston Globe Media, he was suspended after the editors were not able to confirm the existence of two cancer-stricken boys which Mike wrote about in moving 1995 column.

Later, Mike was suspended for a month after he acknowledged that he had never spoken to either of the cancer victim's families.

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Over the year, Mike was accused of making up and plagiarizing material and eventually, Mike resigned from his post in 1998. 

Nevertheless, Mike's dedication and positivity got him the position where he stands now. The average salary of a columnist is estimated at around $57K per annum. Mike might earn more than that to contribute to his increasing net worth. 

Mike Barnicle Married To Wife, First Wife's Death?

Mike is happily married to his wife, Anna Finucane. Anna is an American banker and vice chair of Bank of America. Since 1995, she has been in the banking industry. 

Mike and Anna exchanged their wedding vows in 1982 in a private wedding ceremony. The duo shares four adult children and lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Anna Finucane wishes Mike Barnicle on their anniversary on 25 September 2018 (Photo: Anna Finucane's Twitter)

In 2016, Mike's son, Nicholas Michael Barnicle got married to Meaghan McNabb Carrigan, the daughter of Sherry A. Carrigan and Daniel J. Carrigan at the Copley Crypt Chapel on the campus of Georgetown University.

Previously, Mike was married to his first wife; they share three children. But he has not revealed the identity of his first wife.

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Moreover, due to his first wife's low-key profile, people assumed her to be dead. But there are no information regarding his wife's death so that the rumors are baseless.

Age, Family 

Mike was born on 13 October 1943 in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S. He has not revealed much information about his family and early childhood.

On 13 August 2018, MSNBC gave their condolence to Mike's brother Sgt. Detective Paul Barnicle who passed away after battling cancer. Other than that, no pieces of information are known to the media.

As per his education, Mike, who stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters), graduated from Boston University in 1965.