Mark Wilson anchors the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts weeknights on FOX 13.
An Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor with more than 22 years’ worth of experience traveling the world and sharing the stories of the people of the Tampa Bay area, Mark would like to think he learned from the best. His father is former FOX 13 anchor John Wilson.
An honors graduate of Florida State University, Mark anchored his station's top rated newscasts in Raleigh, NC and worked as a regional correspondent for NBC News. Since joining FOX 13 in 1997, he's been honored for his reports from Ground Zero in New York, Hurricane Katrina, earned an Emmy for his reports recently following a string of deadly tornadoes in Alabama, and most recently from the scene of the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. But his standout assignments came in 2005 embedding with a group of U.S. Army Reservists during the height of the war in Iraq and in 2011 when he was invited to the White House for an exclusive interview with President Obama.
Mark’s active in several charities, including the March of Dimes, Southeastern Guide Dogs and The Wilson Family Foundation, a non-profit that he started with his parents and brothers. And when he’s not spending his free time with his wife and two daughters, or chasing his two golden retrievers, he’s probably got a guitar in his hand.
This season, we’ve asked our FOX 13 staff to share some of their favorite holiday cookies – and the memories that go along with them. Monday, Mark Wilson is showing off his Christmas chocolate candies.
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