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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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BLOG: Viviano And Machado

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


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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.



ALCS Game 3 Orioles Will Take On Royals Tuesday

Game 3 of the ALCS has been postponed.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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After 6 Weeks In Sunny Sarasota, Orioles Ready For Opening Day

The Orioles start a new season with Opening Day, taking on the Boston Red Sox Monday afternoon.


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Raising Expectations: Orioles Plan To Make A Lot Of Noise In 2014

We’re a little more than three weeks away from Opening Day, and the Orioles know the fans are expecting a big season from them.