• Mark Mester is a reporter for station KTLA 5 who gained recognition in 2014.
• He was born in Hungary, but moved to the US when he was two.
• He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics from the University of California.
• He is an avid surfer and enjoys water sports and Italian ice cream.
• Mark has a net worth of over $1 million and is active on social media.
Who is Mark Mester?
Mark was born in Budapest, Hungary on 27 December 1986, so under the zodiac sign of Capricorn but now holding American nationality. He gained recognition after he started working as a reporter for station KTLA 5.
Early life and education
Mark hasn’t spent much time in Hungary, as his parents moved to the US when he was only two years old – the World Trade Center was the first place he got to visit in the US, and he becomes very sentimental when someone talks about the 9/11 events. There is not much known about his parents or his background story as he rarely talks about those matters – he has a younger brother named Luke and an older brother called Matt. He’s lived in numerous places in the US over the year,s including Pennsylvania, New York City, Connecticut, Florida, and California.
After he matriculated from a local high school, he enrolled at the University of California and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics.
Mark began his career by working as an intern in New York City when he turned 20 – he joined the NBC News’ team and worked in many fields including news magazine, dateline, and news producing. He finished his internship and started working for the KRCR New Channel Seven News team in May 2011, after which he switched to the KEYT TV station to work as a reporter – KEYT is based in Santa Barbara in California where Mark enjoyed staying, and he still calls it home.
He became part of the Los Angeles KTLA 5 News team in May 2014, and has been with them ever since – he is currently working on the show with his colleagues Erin Myers and Vera Jimenez. He loves reporting stories related to the stock market and its current situation in the US, but he’s in charge of covering all the major news events.
KTLA virtual channel 5 is a CW-affiliated TV station that is licensed to Los Angeles in California – the station belongs to Tribune Broadcasting which is part of the Tribune Media Company. Its studios are located in the Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood while its transmitter can be found on top of the Mount Wilson. The station is available in North America by using the DirecTV and Dish Network, and on specific cable providers in several cities in the southwestern US and Canada.
KTLA was founded in September 1947, and is therefore the first commercially licensed TV station in the western part of the US, airing its first show on 22 January 1947 – its slogans are “L.A.’s Very Own” and “L.A.’s Hometown Station”.
Personal life and relationship
Mark is a very private person when it comes to personal matters – he never talks about past affairs or present girlfriends, which makes people believe he is single and unmarried, even gay.
However, judging by a post on his Twitter account from 14 February 2016, Mark was seeing someone and wishing that person a happy Valentine’s Day, but never mentioned her name or occupation. It is not known whether he stayed with that girl or they’ve split – he was recently rumored to be going out with fellow reporter Christina Pascucci, but neither of them confirmed these rumors (nor denied them).
Although Mark doesn’t have any kids, his younger brother Luke has a little boy called Connor and a baby girl whose name is not known – Mark seems to enjoy spending time with them.
Reporting is not the only thing which interests Mark – he is said to have been quite active in sports during the time he spent at high school and University, but rather chose a career in the broadcasting industry as he loved it more. If he is not at the station, he can be seen water surfing or playing tennis – he is very good at both of these sports. On 16 July 2018, Mark was featured on the KTLA live show in a video of him surfing in Lemoore – he also surfed with a dog during his report on the ‘A Walk on the Water’ organization’s event, which lets children with special needs surf with some of the best surfers in the country.
Out of all the food and desserts in the world, Mark’s favorite is Italian ice cream. He is also a big fan of animals and would love to have a dog, but currently has no time to take care of one.
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Appearance and net worth
Mark is currently 32 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, but his height and weight are not known. According to authoritative sources, Mark’s current net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, and will surely rise as Mark is actively pursues his career, and is becoming more and more popular in the broadcasting industry.
Social media presence
He is quite active on several social media platforms which is something to be expected from a person who works as a TV News reporter – he launched his Twitter account in September 2012, and has so far gathered nearly 12,000 followers and tweeted almost 10,000 times. His Instagram account is followed by over 21,000 people, while he posted nearly 250 pictures – he has a Facebook page as well which is ‘liked’ by over 20,000 people.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia