Mark Viviano

Mark Viviano 175x131Mark Viviano is sports director for WJZ.

Most recently, Mark was studio anchor and national correspondent for CNN-Sports Illustrated, a position he assumed after leaving the Baltimore NBC affiliate television station WBAL-TV in December 1999.

Baltimoreans will remember him as the weekend sports anchor and reporter for that station, as well as for his role on sister radio stations WBAL-AM and 98 Rock FM as the morning radio sports anchor and evening/weekend call-in host for sports–related programming.

Mark originally came to Baltimore from the Midwest where he worked for WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio as weekend sports anchor. He also served in a similar capacity at WCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Career highlights include earning national recognition as the reporter who broke the story of the Cleveland Browns’ relocation to Baltimore in November 1995.

He also was selected to carry the Olympic torch through Baltimore en route to its final destination at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Mark is an avid runner and has completed 21 marathons, including the 2002 Boston Marathon. He finished 109th out of 1,800 runners in the inaugural Baltimore 10 Miler in June 2008.

A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Mark is a native of St. Louis, Mo.

Spring Training

Mark Viviano: Optimism High In Sarasota For O’s Spring Training

Optimism is high at the Orioles complex in Sarasota, Florida, as they prepare for the upcoming season.

02/15/2017

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Harbaugh, Showalter Together To Help Bring Autism Awareness

Some of the area’s biggest sports stars are together in Towson to help bring awareness to autism.

01/13/2016

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Breaking The Streak: Orioles Celebrate Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2131 Straight Games

The Orioles prepare to celebrate a major anniversary Tuesday night.

09/01/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 16: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens sits on the bench against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of their preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.

Ray Rice Pleading For 2nd Chance In NFL: ‘I’m A Rehabilitated Man’

Former Raven Ray Rice goes on national television, saying he’s been rehabilitated. He’s pleading for a second chance in the NFL. So far, no team has hired him.

08/04/2015

NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - Spokane Regional

Terps Still Dancing In March Madness

Heading to the Final Four. The Terps are still dancing in March Madness. The Maryland women defeated Tennessee. Now mighty U-Conn is next.

03/31/2015

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Fan Expectation Is High For The Orioles

Before you know it, there will be plenty of traffic around Orioles Park at Camden Yards. Expectations will be high for the Birds, the defending American League East champs.

03/09/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles stands on first base after hitting a single in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Baltimore won the game 8-2. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

BLOG: Viviano And Machado

Manny Machado tells Mark Viviano he has no hesitation about his health and ability and he’s “diving right in.”

03/06/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 21: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles blows a bubble as he rounds first base after hitting his second two run home run of the game against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 21, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Orioles All-Star Adam Jones Talks Leadership, Desire To Speak His Mind

Orioles spring training continues in Florida. Sports director Mark Viviano talks to All-Star Adam Jones, who made some controversial comments about the team’s off-season moves.

03/06/2015

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ALCS Game 3 Orioles Will Take On Royals Tuesday

Game 3 of the ALCS has been postponed.

10/13/2014

Roger Goodell(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images), Ray Rice (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images), John Harbugh (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images), Steve Bisciotti (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Report: Ravens Execs Knew About Elevator Punch In February

A new report challenges what both the Ravens and the NFL have told us about the Ray Rice controversy.

09/19/2014

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Ravens Defeat Steelers 26-6 In Thursday Night Football

Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes to tight end Owen Daniels, Justin Tucker kicked four field goals, and the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 in Thursday Night Football on WJZ-TV.

09/11/2014

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Ravens Take LB Mosley With 17th Overall Pick

The Baltimore Ravens have selected Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley with the 17th overall pick in the NFL draft.

05/08/2014

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