Mike Rowe is founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and host of CNN’s hit show, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” Rowe is known as “the dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned while hosting the hit series, “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe” on the Discovery Channel. For over 10 years, Rowe has highlighted workers in all industries. On “Dirty Jobs,” he traveled to all 50 U.S. states and worked more than 300 different jobs, transforming cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers and coal mines. Rowe premiered his new show, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” on CNN in 2014. The show promotes skilled trades and challenges the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path to take.
In 2008, Rowe launched mikeroweWORKS, a website and public relations campaign designed to reinvigorate the skilled trades. He has also written and spoken extensively about the widening skills gap, offshore manufacturing, infrastructure decline and related topics. In addition, he is the CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which awards scholarships to students who have an interest in and aptitude for mastering a specific trade.