Mark Kriski's wacky approach, hilarious observations and keen weather expertise has kept KTLA Morning News viewers tuning in day after day for more than 20 years.
A recipient of six Los Angeles area Emmy Awards and one Associated Press Radio-Television Award, Mark has fun with the day-to-day weather. While his quirkiness shines through most days, Mark can quickly change and cover breaking news with ease. Viewers have relied upon him during the Malibu fires, Northridge earthquake and numerous storms. The Los Angeles Times named Kriski the Funniest Weatherman in Los Angeles and his dedication earned him a Golden Mike Award for Best Weather Segment from the esteemed Radio & Television News Association.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Mark 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 voiceovers, become a radio disc jockey and soon graduated to promotion director. Mark landed his first job in front of the cameras as a weathercaster on Canada's Weather Channel. Yearning for experience, he picked up a second gig as 'weather man' at Montreal's local station and he began hosting segments for a Canadian Travel Show. Eventually, KTLA Morning News made Mark a great offer and took his first job in the United States.
Besides his fulltime position on the KTLA Morning News, Mark has played newscasters in over 10 feature films 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. He 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.
Mark lives in the San Fernando Valley. He enjoys horseback riding, tennis, skiing, and hockey.