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Overview (2)

Born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Nickname Markeesh, Markie, Mr. Mark

Mini Bio (1)

Mark Kriski's charismatic approach, quirky sidebar comments and hilarious observations keep "KTLA Morning News" viewers tuning in day after day. Yet, when Mother Nature darkens the skies of Southern California, Kriski's weather knowledge and expertise shine through, placing him at the top of his field. With 8 Emmy Awards under his belt for his coverage of everything from the Malibu fires to the Northridge earthquake, Mark is Los Angeles' most popular weatherman.

A native of Montreal, Canada, Kriski studied radio and television arts at Fanshaw College in London, Ontario. Mark longed to be in television but worked his way up in radio first. He performed commercial voice-overs, become a radio disc jockey and soon graduated to promotion director. An experienced broadcaster, ready to pursue his dreams, Mark landed his first job in front of the cameras as a 'weather caster' on Canada's Weather Channel.

"KTLA Morning News" made Mark a great offer and the Los Angeles demographic was eminently appealing so Kriski accepted the position and took his first job in the United States. Los Angeles viewers enjoyed his unique style and related warmly to his talents. The L.A. Times named Kriski the Funniest Weatherman in Los Angeles and his dedication earned him 3 Golden Mike Awards for Best Weather Segment from the esteemed Radio & Television News Association.

Besides his full-time position on "KTLA's Morning News" Mark has played newscasters in over 10 Hollywood Blockbuster movies and done segments for Business World News. Humbled by his good fortune and eager to give back, Mark is actively involved in community and charitable causes. Kriski supports the Union Rescue Mission and The Fire Fighters Association. He also participates in charity golf tournaments, Hollywood Stars Baseball Games and has served as Grand Marshall twice in Veterans Day and Christmas parades, earning him a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles.

Kriski lives in the San Fernando Valley. He enjoys scuba diving, motorcycle riding, horseback riding, tennis, skiing & ice hockey.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michelle/publicist

Spouse (2)

Jennifer Gould (24 September 2011 - present)
Samantha (8 May 2004 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Has three children and had a dog, Cowboy, who died of cancer in July 2015.
Formerly a music DJ in Canada: "Mark in the Dark"
Named the Funniest Weatherman in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times, and won a Golden Mike Award for best weather segment
Enjoys scuba diving, ice hockey, horseback riding, baseball, skiing and motorcycle riding.
He studied radio and television arts at Fanshaw College in London, Ontario
(1991-present) Weatherman for the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles (channel 5).

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