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 Mark Berman is celebrating 26 years at FOX 26, the last 24 as sports director.

Mark has had a reputation for years for constantly scooping the competition. Year after year, Mark consistently has been the guy to get the hottest sports stories in town. He was born in Houston and grew up in Hempstead. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.

Before coming to KRIV, he worked as a weekend anchor/reporter at KOSA-TV and then as a sports director for KIKK radio. He became a weekend sports anchor/reporter at KRIV in 1986 and in 1988 became the sports director, the position he has held since that time.

Mark is married and has two children and one grandson. His daughter, Jessica Berman-Gault, is a news producer at KHOU-TV.