Mark Rosen

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.
web mark rosen Mark Rosen facebook icon Mark Rosen twitter icon Mark Rosen email icon Mark Rosen

VITALS
Joined WCCO: 1969 (as a junior in high school)
Hometown: St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota

FAVORITES
Music: Earth, Wind & Fire
Movie: Saving Private Ryan
TV Show: Curb Your Enthusiasm
Book: Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Food: Salmon or steak
Local Restaurant: Butcher & the Boar
Hidden MN Gem: Chase on the Lake in Walker
Sport/Exercise: Tennis (post-knee replacement: elliptical)
Historical Figure: JFK
Famous Minnesotan: Hubert Humphrey
Quote: “You can observe a lot by just watching.” – Yogi Berra
Word: Normal
Vacation Spot: Florence, Italy
Holiday: Fourth of July
Planet: Mars

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose

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 aired on WCCO until 2016.

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 works for MasterClass in San Francisco, and his daughter Chloe is a world traveler who also works in news.

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

email icon Mark Rosen Request Mark To Speak At An Event

most recent stories2 Mark Rosen

Lynx’s Monica Wright Embraces Sixth-Man Role

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.

08/07/2012

Mark Rosen Interviews Brandon Roy, Recent T-Wolves Grab

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.

08/05/2012

Washburn H.S. Finally Gets Its New Turf Field

Minneapolis Washburn High School is getting ready for the fall sports season in a big way — they’re rolling out a new athletic field.

07/18/2012

MN Native Fitzgerald Hosts Local Football Camp

Larry Fitzgerald Jr.’s annual event keeps getting bigger. In part because of the All-Pro football player who puts his name on it.

06/26/2012

Chicago Sky v Minnesota Lynx

Lynx’s Whalen Hosts Hoops Camp In Hutchinson

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen lent a helping hand last week in Hutchinson to some young basketball players.

06/24/2012

Vikings Team Up, Build A Playground

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.

05/31/2012

Rochester Pitcher Shows Major League Draft Promise

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.

05/24/2012

Pitching Paves Tommies’ Way To D-III World Series

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of St. Thomas baseball team is heading to its fifth Division-III College World Series. The Tommies begin play on Friday afternoon in the double-elimination tournament in Appleton, Wis. This year’s […]

05/23/2012

Golfers Hit The Links To Support Children’s HeartLink

It’s an unfortunate part of life – the tiniest of patients can have the biggest of problems, like being born with a heart defect.

05/21/2012

Twin Brothers Excelling In Track At 2 Twin Cities Colleges

Nick and Mike Hutton are both having outstanding track seasons at a pair of Twin Cities colleges. The middle distance runners are both enjoying their success and supporting each other as only brothers can do.

05/21/2012

Middle School Student Makes Eagan’s Varsity Track Team

Fourteen-year-old Maddie Gourley is off to quick start on her high school track career.

05/16/2012

Toby Gardenhire Switches From Player To UW-Stout Coach

Toby Gardenhire has stepped up to the plate thousands of times as a player, but it’s a brand new ballgame for him in his new role as a first-time head baseball coach.

05/14/2012

For Devereaux Peters, A Spot On The Lynx’s Bench Is An Investment In The Team’s Future

The Lynx have a roster packed with talent, and that means rookies see themselves sitting on the bench in the near future. But that spot is okay with Devereaux Peters.

05/09/2012

Downtown East

Mark Rosen On Stadium: ‘The Time Is Now’

One way or another, our long, long Viking stadium issue is coming to a conclusion, starting with the critical vote in the House probably sometime late Monday night.

05/07/2012

St. Thomas Baseball Team Uses Defense To Stay On A Roll

The St. Thomas baseball program is currently the No. 3-ranked team in the country, and is on top of the MIAC.

04/18/2012

Mark Rosen Interviews Terry Ryan

Terry Ryan has a no nonsense approach to coaching, and there’s no doubt his approach has had some success.

03/04/2012

Greg Kinnear

Movie Blog Flashback: Kinnear Shoots Movie In Metro

When Greg Kinnear was shooting his new movie Thin Ice in the Twin Cities two years ago, the production went under the title The Convincer. The Jill Sprecher-directed film shot a number of scenes around the metro area, including right in WCCO-TV’s own backyard.

02/17/2012

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

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

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

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

Golfing Generic

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

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

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

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

previous

next

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Good Question
Best Of Minnesota
Excellent Educator

Watch & Listen LIVE