WICHITA, Kansas -- Fresh faced and fresh out of KU, Mark began his career at KSN in the early 90s.
It was a homecoming of sorts for the young man raised in Kingman.
"He grew up on a wheat farm, so Mark has always had a tremendous sense for that part of our audience," said KSN Chief Meteorologist Dave Freeman.
Name any shift at KSN, and Mark probably worked it.
From early mornings to late nights, he covered the best and worst of Kansas weather including a dangerous tornado that tore through Wichita just one year ago.
"Mark's dedication that day and his willingness to go the extra mile for the folks who were at home counting on us is something that I will always remember," said Freeman.
That's the Mark we could count on everyday.
Both pleasant and professional, he made those around him better.
"That's what I love about Mark. That is what viewers love about Mark. He is geniune. He is the real deal. He is nice. He is honest. He is smart. So, you trust what Mark is telling you," said Stephanie Bergmann, KSN anchor.
He's also a family man, and we had the pleasure of watching his family grow as part of ours. Of course, the journey was not without pitfalls.
As Mark provided many bloopers for the audience.
There are those moments when he was sure the cameras weren't rolling. We will miss it all.
"Up next, Keith Lundberg will have our market report and, I'll be back as well."
And we hope Mark will be back. If not in front of the green screen, at least to drop in and say hello.
Our door will always be open.
After all, when it comes to friends like Mark, it is never goodbye. It's see you soon.
Mark's next move will be as a hearing aid specialist here in Wichita.
His final newscast will air tonight on KSN News at 10.
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