Mark Rosen is WCCO-TV’s sports director, anchor and reporter.
Mark joined WCCO-TV as a high school junior at St. Louis Park and was hired full time while attending the University of Minnesota.
As time went on, he was promoted to weekend sports anchor than anchor of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m. weekday sportscasts. In 1981, he started hosting his Sunday night show with Vikings wide receiver, Ahmad Rashad. The Rashad-Rosen report soon became Rosen’s Sports Sunday and has been on the air ever since.
Mark said the highlight of his career was covering the Miracle on Ice hockey team in the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid.
He has been named Best TV Sportscaster for City Pages a number of times and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. He also won numerous regional Emmy awards.
In late March 2012, his book, “Best Seat in the House” was released, covering everything from his early years at WCCO to his favorite interviews.
Mark has two adult children. Nick lives in Los Angeles and is a post-production editor for Herbalife, and his daughter Chloe who graduated from DePaul University in Chicago.
Among Mark’s many community projects, he is also a member of the board of directors for Children’s Heartlink and the A.C.E.S. foundation (Athletes Committed to Educating Students).
Mark said he is a regular co-host on KFAN radio, appearing on the Power Trip morning show Tuesday through Thursday and with the Common Man at 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Mark loves watching movies and playing golf in his spare time.
A big time Big Ten battle that hasn’t been seen in decades is going down Thursday night at the University of Minnesota.
WCCO-TV’s Mark Rosen interviewed Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise on his and Ryan Suter’s enormous decision to sign in Minnesota and much more.
It looks like there will be a hockey season after all — shortened for sure, but perhaps back in business in a week or so.
Unlike this year’s Vikings team, which won four straight to earn their playoff spot, the 2004 team limped into the post-season with an 8-8 record and a couple of regular season losses to Green Bay.
Golden Gophers football team players are showing support of teammate Connor Cosgrove by joining him in shaving their heads Monday — raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.
For decades, the Uptown Theatre had a charm of its own, but with age the historic movie house had become a dump.
Over 100 girls and boys had their hockey game “assisted” by a former NHL player and assistant coach Wes Walz at the Minnesota Wild’s hockey school.
Did you miss Rosen’s Sports Sunday last night on WCCO-TV? We’ve got the segments for you here.
The Lynx’s Monica Wright knows her role — she’s the team’s sixth man. It’s her job to react when her number is called.
Brandon Roy was a T-Wolf for about a half hour when they selected him in the first round back in 2006, then he was quickly traded for Randy Foye.
Minneapolis Washburn High School is getting ready for the fall sports season in a big way — they’re rolling out a new athletic field.
Larry Fitzgerald Jr.’s annual event keeps getting bigger. In part because of the All-Pro football player who puts his name on it.
Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen lent a helping hand last week in Hutchinson to some young basketball players.
Each year, the Minnesota Vikings choose a school, build a playground for the institution and even experience a bit of team bonding as a result.
The last Minnesota high school player taken in the first round of the major league draft was Joe Mauer in 2001. That streak might be snapped this year if Rochester pitcher Mitch Brown is projected as a late first round pick in next month’s draft.