Mike Senese (born January 24, 1975) is an American television host and the Executive Editor for Make: magazine. He hosts Science Channel's engineering show Catch It Keep It with Zach Selwyn, as the "engineer of destruction," designing and building complicated machines that will potentially destroy each episode's prize.
He also hosted Science Channel's 2009 coverage of Punkin Chunkin, also with Selwyn. This episode was the most viewed show ever for Science Channel.
Senese co-hosted Fuse television's Rock and Roll Acid Test, which applied the MythBusters ethic to music, and has appeared in various episodes of Discovery Channel's HowStuffWorks as well as Spike's 1000 Ways To Die. He plays a small role in the 2009 independent feature Sorry, Thanks, starring Wiley Wiggins and Moshe Kasher.
He has worked for Wired magazine and ReadyMade magazine. Senese also runs the DIY project blog DOIT.
Senese was born in Denver, Colorado and moved frequently through his early years, stopping in Cleveland, Ohio, New Jersey and Connecticut. At age nine, his family settled in northern California, where he attended junior high and high school with future Saturday Night Live cast member Jeff Richards and musician Cass McCombs.