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.
The Ravens post-Super Bowl purge will continue with the loss of veteran safety Ed Reed. CBS Sports’ Jason LaConfora was first to report that Reed agreed in principle to a two-year contract with the Houston Texans Wednesday evening and will leave the Ravens as a free agent after 11 seasons in Baltimore. Reed will reportedly receive $4 million per season in a two-year contract.
Congrats to Baltimore native Ashley Clem who not only climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, but upon reaching the summit she showed off her hometown colors by posing for a photograph with an Orioles flag and her Ravens cap.
Anquan Boldin has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth-round draft pick.
The Birds were a surprise team in the playoffs last year, and if they are to return, they will need to prove a lot of people wrong.
We are less than four weeks from Opening Day, and Orioles excitement is starting to build.
The Ravens commit to keep their Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Flacco, and it’s going to cost them.
Super Bowl tradition deems that the game’s MVP appear at a ceremony the following morning to shake hands with the commissioner of the NFL, accept his trophy, pose for pictures and receive the keys to a new car.
The first original Raven is going to Canton.
The Ravens were out on the field today–their final walk-through before they take on the 49ers.
Working separately, John and Jim Harbaugh each guided their team to the Super Bowl. They will be on opposite sidelines Sunday, John as head coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim with the San Francisco 49ers.
Super Bowl XLVII is this Sunday, and the fans and players alike can’t wait to get down to business.
It is Media Day at the Super Bowl, and WJZ is in the building.