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.
As the O’s get ready for day two of full squad workouts, so far, we’re seeing a familiar team.
For the first time since 2012, the Orioles begin spring training following a losing season, and there are serious concerns in camp.
The Ravens front office can’t help but notice the thousands of unoccupied seats at home games and they’ve addressed the issue of “no shows” in a letter.
Trade Machado? While it’s an unspeakable outrage to some, it’s a practical and reasonable plan to others.
Towson University gets a jump on the season with a special exhibition game on campus Saturday.
Football history is being made for the Ravens this weekend in London with their first trans-Atlantic trip.
In prep for the London showdown, the Ravens arrived in England for their first ever game overseas.
As the Ravens kick off training camp next week, kicker Justin Tucker is a step ahead.
Optimism is high at the Orioles complex in Sarasota, Florida, as they prepare for the upcoming season.
Some of the area’s biggest sports stars are together in Towson to help bring awareness to autism.
The Orioles prepare to celebrate a major anniversary Tuesday night.
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.
Heading to the Final Four. The Terps are still dancing in March Madness. The Maryland women defeated Tennessee. Now mighty U-Conn is next.
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.
Manny Machado tells Mark Viviano he has no hesitation about his health and ability and he’s “diving right in.”
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.
Game 3 of the ALCS has been postponed.
A new report challenges what both the Ravens and the NFL have told us about the Ray Rice controversy.
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.
The Baltimore Ravens have selected Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley with the 17th overall pick in the NFL draft.
The Orioles start a new season with Opening Day, taking on the Boston Red Sox Monday afternoon.
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.
The Orioles appear to be poised for another winning season and a possible playoff run.
A special tribute to one of the greatest sports figures in Baltimore history.
Former Colts-great Art Donovan passes away at the age of 89. Artie will be remembered as much for his play on the field as the way he lived his life after he left the game.
The road to a second straight Super Bowl title begins in earnest for the Ravens. The first full squad practice took place Thursday.
It is day two of Ravens training camp in Owings Mills. The Ravens player got a break Wednesday–practice was canceled.
In two weeks, Baltimore is the center of the horse racing world with the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes. It was a beautiful day for racing at Pimlico Friday.
It’s official. Pass rusher Elvis Dumervil is the newest Baltimore Raven.
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.
The Baltimore Ravens have arrived in the Big Easy!
This time next week we’ll be 24 hours away from the Super Bowl. And fans are getting amped up and ready to cheer the Baltimore Ravens as they take on the San Francisco 49ers.
Are you ready for the Super Bowl? The Ravens players are practicing hard for their game against the 49ers and fans are getting more and more excited.
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.
The Orioles are in spring training.
It’s a new era for Orioles baseball. Optimism is running high as Buck Showalter begins the season as the Birds’ skipper.
Fifth-ranked Duke rebounded from their weekend defeat by beating Maryland 80-62. Keith Cavanaugh of The Terrapin Times joins Mark Viviano to discuss.
Orioles catcher, Matt Wieters, joins Mark and the Bulldog to talk spring training and discuss FanFest.