Mark Rosen

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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.

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Fmr. Viking Fred McNeill Battling Dementia After Football

Fred McNeill played linebacker for the Vikings in two Super Bowls. Ultimately, the violent game that pro football is has taken its toll on McNeill.

02/15/2012

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Catching Up With Vikings’ Hall Of Fame Coach Bud Grant

Mark Rosen got a chance to sit down and talk football with Vikings’ Hall Of Fame coach, Bud Grant.

11/14/2011

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The Packers’ Main Concern: Vikings’ Pass Rush

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Green Bay Packers are coming into Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at 6-0, with a franchise-tying 12 straight wins. The Packers, now lead by quarterback Aaron Rodger, has won seven […]

10/20/2011

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Mark Rosen’s Favorite Fair Food: Icy Cool Malts

This week, WCCO’s anchors are taking a look behind the scenes at how their favorite State Fair foods are being prepared.

08/29/2011

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Pro Tips Plus Physical Therapy To Improve Golf Game

Whether you are in your 20s, 40s or older, chronic aches and pains can have a big effect on your golf swing. You can watch the lessons they offer on the Golf Channel all day, and it doesn’t matter if your body won’t move that way.

08/08/2011

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With Span Back, Revere Heads To Bench (For Now)

Outfielder Denard Span will be back in the Twins lineup, leading off against the Angels in Anaheim Tuesday night, after being out nearly two months after suffering a concussion on a slide in Kansas City on June 3.

08/02/2011

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Practice, Not The Pro-Shop, Makes A Swing

We all know that practice makes perfect, right? Well, everybody except the folks who responded to a new golf survey. They picked lessons, custom clubs, and a few other things ahead of what actually helps the most.

08/01/2011

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Impact Still Felt With Vikes 10 Years After Stringer’s Death

Ten years ago, tragedy struck on the fields of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato with the passing of Korey Stringer.

08/01/2011

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Minnetonka High School Team Sailing To Championships

It’s not the typical high school sport but on the waters of Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka High School sailing team was getting ready to compete in this weekend’s Mallory National High School sailing championships in Texas.

05/09/2011

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Recap: Don Shelby On Rosen’s Sports Sunday

Just in time for Selection Sunday, our old friend Don Shelby stopped by Rosen’s Sports Sunday to talk everything basketball.

03/14/2011

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Twins Return Entire Pitching Rotation

The Twins brought back most of their starting line up in pitching — but is that a good thing?

02/24/2011

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Twins Confident In Nishioka

The Twins are confident in newly signed Tsuyoshi Nishioka — as long as he stays consistant and can adjust to MLB pitchers.

02/23/2011

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Twins Prepare For Season In Sunny Ft. Myers

Beyond any individual storylines is the stigma of a Twins team still stinging from their latest sweep at the hands of the Yankees in the postseason. It was supposed to be different last October, but “home field” advantage at Target Field, proved to be irrelevant.

02/21/2011

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Gophers Coach Speaks At Luncheon For North Mpls Youth

Gophers head coach Jerry Kill was the main speaker at a luncheon at a north Minneapolis YMCA — praising the Y’s support for children.

02/09/2011

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Rosen’s Top Minnesota Sports Stories Of 2010

It’s not easy being a Minnesota sports fan these days.

01/02/2011

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Fans Fly To See Vikings Face Giants In Detroit

During Saturday’s blizzard, Vikings fans eyed the skies with uncertainty until the call was made that the New York Giants wouldn’t be flying into Minneapolis in time for Sunday’s game. Then, in a metaphor for deflating spirits, snow collapsed the roof of the Metrodome.

12/13/2010

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Addressing The Top Gopher Football Myths

Since opening a new stadium just last year, the Gopher Football team has done nothing but struggle. And Coach Tim Brewster lost his job three weeks ago. Now the search is on for a new coach, with talk about a $3 million contract to fix 40 years of trouble.

11/10/2010

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The Cost Of Hiring An Experienced Football Coach

College football is big business.

10/18/2010

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