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.
Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings still seems to be up in the air. Organized Team Activities, or OTAs, began Tuesday with no sign of Peterson, and he has made it no secret that he wants out of Minnesota.
The NBA conspiracy theorists will have a field day Tuesday night if either the New York Knicks or, worse, the Los Angeles Lakers get the #1 pick, saying the lottery is rigged. How many times have we heard that?
If the Minnesota Twins have any chance to get better coming off their fourth straight season of at least 90 losses, it all starts with the starting pitching.
As the week goes on, more Minnesota Twins fans and players are arriving in Fort Myers, Fla., as the team starts Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers started their workouts on Monday, while the rest of the team gets things started on Friday.
The past, present and future of the Minnesota Twins were all on display at a practice field in Fort Myers, Fla., on Tuesday as Spring Training continued.
Many are hoping Molitor will be able to change the losing culture at the Twins, but all the Hall of Famer can do to make changes is make out the lineup card. It all starts with the pitchers, who began their workouts in Fort Meyers Monday, including the recently-acquired, right-hander Irving Santana.
To celebrate Black History Month, we’ve dedicated the entire Rosen Sports Sunday at 10:30 p.m. to the month, getting unique perspectives from Supreme Court Judge Alan Page, Greg Coleman and our own Reg Chapman.
Teddy Bridgewater and many of his Minnesota Vikings teammates will wear pink shoes and ribbons on Sunday in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To no one’s surprise, wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was wearing the most stylish looking pink shoes at practice Wednesday. But the cause itself is very personal for Bridgewater.
London Glen’s concussion story is all too familiar. “If something was too loud I would start getting a terrible headache,” Glen said. “Or if I was in some really bright light I would start getting a headache.” The 13-year-old missed nine weeks of school last year after a tough tackle in a seventh-grade football game.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said Monday that the decision to play Peterson has nothing to do with him as a football player.
WCCO-TV’s Mark Rosen sat down with head coach Mike Zimmer Sunday night to get his thoughts on the first few days of training camp, his first as a head coach. Rosen also sat down with Brian Murphy, the Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, to get his thoughts on the team and the season ahead.
One Minnesota Wild fan has been getting a lot of buzz on social media for her passionate support of the team during game six. Cameras caught the so-called “Lady in Pink” banging on the glass and using some choice words after she saw Charlie Coyle get punched in the face.
New Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer already has one of those “coach” voices, which sounds like he’s been straining his vocal chords for years. WCCO’s Mark Rosen had the chance to sit down with Zimmer after his news conference at Winter Park.
Well, it’s the end of an era. What better way to pay tribute to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome then to relive some of its greatest moments. WCCO’s Mark Rosen counts down his top 10.
Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is describing the extremely rough time he had, dealing with a season-ending concussion. The injury caused enough concern that it forced Mauer’s move from catcher to first base.
Two experts stop by to talk Vikings and Twins with Mark Rosen.
Training camp won’t be the same — and neither will Minnesota State, Mankato — after Gage Hall is destroyed Saturday. It’s been home to students and the Vikings during training camp.
There’s a lot on the line when you’re bowling for a perfect 300 game, both now and in the future. We asked some of the top high school bowlers in the area about the game and it’s growing popularity in the Twin Cities.
Check out Mark Rosen’s prediction for the 2013 NFL Draft.
April 1st is just three weeks away, and that’s opening day for Twins baseball.
The Chicago Blackhawks tote an impressive 19-0-3 record, and a 22-games point streak into Tuesday night’s game against the Wild.
Unlike the NFL or the NBA, No. 1 draft choices in Major League Baseball often spend years in the minors before getting a shot at the majors.
The Minnesota Twins employ a field of dreams coaching staff.
Kyle Gibson just looks like a major league pitcher.
For a long stretch in Fort Meyers, the big question was: “Will the Twins ever beat the Yankees in the playoffs?” From six divisional titles in nine years to back-to-back last-place finishes – what has happened to the Twins?