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.
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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
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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

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