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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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