Mike Verlo, a 2003 graduate of West Branch High School, was part of a team of reporters and producers who won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Verlo is a producer for WCCO 4 News This Morning in Minneapolis. The show airs 4:30 to 7 a.m.
Verlo is a son of Arlyn and Paula Verlo of West Branch.
A 2007 graduate of the electronic media program at the University of Northern Iowa, Verlo worked in internships at KCRG, Mayo Clinic and Cedar Falls Community Television.
The then started producing newscasts at KWWL in Waterloo. During his four years at KWWL, learned more about producing, while also finding opportunities to be creative with video and editing.