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.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Clearwater attracted some of the biggest acts in rock and roll.
Anne Koster was working on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center's north tower when the first plane struck. Her survivor guilt weighs on her deeply, which is why she takes every chance she gets to honor the memory of those who died and those who saved her.
The Ries Brothers are all grown up and getting ready to perform at one of their favorite venues in St. Petersburg.
A pair of rescued pooches in St. Petersburg are fast becoming internet stars after their owners started sharing photos online of their daily walks.
Real estate experts say around 90% of homes are selling over the asking price in the Tampa Bay area. Many wonder when this bubble will burst and leave some new homeowners holding the bag.
Bill Kenna has been volunteering with the March of Dimes for 15 years and he hopes many people will participate in a virtual fundraising walk on May 15.
St. Pete College is on the leading edge of training our next generation of police officers. The school's law enforcement academy has just unveiled a new virtual tool, training cadets to make quicker and better, life-saving decisions.
Cornhole has become a cash sport that means big bucks for players and cities.
A Bay Area couple is working to build back Florida's oyster industry after the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery was shut down. They now manage the first aquaculture oyster farm in the history of Tampa Bay.
It's finally time for the big game here in Tampa Bay, the one with wagging rights and the FOX 13 ‘Lombarky’ trophy on the line.