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.
Purple madness everywhere. We’re a little over a week from Super Bowl XLVII. The Baltimore Ravens are getting ready to take on the San Francisco 49ers.
The countdown is on to the showdown in New Orleans. It’s been a remarkable run, but there is still one game left to win.
For the second time in franchise history, the Baltimore Ravens are heading to the Super Bowl.
The Ravens are feeling the heat. The first full squad practice of training camp was held on Thursday.
It’s report day for the Ravens veterans, but did they all show up for training camp?
It’s a rare opportunity for Loyola University Maryland. The men’s basketball team will soon play in Pittsburgh. It’s the first NCAA Tournament for the Greyhounds in nearly two decades, and they want to make it last beyond Thursday night.
Excitement on Loyola’s campus. Their men’s basketball team is gearing up for their first trip to the NCAA tournament in almost two decades.
For the Baltimore Ravens, the benefits that come with their first AFC North title since 2006 begin with a much-needed bye that should enable several injured players to heal before the team begins a markedly different playoff drive. The Ravens — and fans — couldn’t be happier.
Give Ravens QB Joe Flacco credit: he’s figured out his Baltimore audience. ESPN Sportscenter displayed a quote from Flacco on Friday in which he claims the national media spends too much time talking about Tim Tebow, and the Ravens are therefore an ESPN afterthought.
If you didn’t know much about Gary Williams, you’d swear he was a mean, angry man.
Johnny Holliday, voice of the Maryland Terps, joins The Mark Viviano Show to talk NFL Draft and about the upcoming Friends of V Baltimore Golf Classic on May 9 at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley.
Zach Britton is not supposed to be in the Major Leagues yet, and the Baltimore Orioles aren’t expected to be a first place team. What’s supposed to be just isn’t reality right now.