Mark Thompson

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Mark Thompson is a famous American newscaster. Mark Thompson is prominent for winning a two-time Emmy award for writing, hosting, and producing specials for the broadcasting Company stations.

Early Life and Education

Mark Thompson is a well-known newscaster who was born in the year of 1952. Currently, he is 69 years old as of 2022. His birthplace is in Washington D.C.

He spent his childhood days and grew up in Washington D.C. Further details and information about his family members are under review. Both the ethnicity and nationality of the journalist are American.

Talking about his education facts and figures, he completed his education at Colgate University as well as Oxford University, England. Colgate University is the university which is a distinctive, leading university.

It is one of the leading universities known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, and so on. It is located in the United States.

Likewise, Mark has also attended the University of Oxford. The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Moreover, it is also the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation.

Mark Thompson – Net Worth 2023

Unfortunately, there are no details about the commentator’s net worth as well as an annual salary. He might have earned a hefty sum of earnings throughout his career.

Personal Life

As the commentator is not much of a public figure, Mark has kept his personal life very private. His relationship status is not clear whether he is single, married, or divorced.

Regarding other extra personal facts and figures, he is an active supporter of many philanthropic enterprises adding a concentration in the areas of advocacy for animals, education, and environmental charities.


As mentioned above, Thompson has won the Emmy award for writing and hosting consecutively two times. He gained fame through producing specials for the Fox Broadcasting Company stations.

Professional Life

Professionally, Mark Thompson is a news anchor as well as a weatherman forKTTV in Los Angeles.

Additionally, he is also known for moderating debates in 24. He has appeared as a reporter for many of Fox’s primetime dramas as well.

Mark Thompson is very prominent for his work on Independence Day in the year 1996.

Similarly, his second famous project is The Cable Guy of the year 1996. Lastly, The Day After Tomorrow is also another work by the news anchor which was of the year 2004.

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Caption: Mark Thompson hosting his show (YouTube)

In a similar manner, the talented anchorman works as an announcer for FOX shows such as Paradise Hotel(2003) and Nanny 911 of the year 2004.

Similarly, he is even a former weatherperson for KRON-TV in San Francisco, California, USA. Currently, he is involved in the Fox TV reality dance show “SO You Think You Can Dance” as an announcer.

Likewise, he also frequently does the announcement to the judges and the host’s entry into the reality show “American Idol”. In KFI AM 640’s Thompson and Espinosa radio show, he became the co-host in the year 2015.

Professional Involvement in detail

Mark was the on-air nightly weather anchor, science, and even lifestyle reporter for KTTV FOX 11 in Los Angeles.

Since he appeared on Channel 13 (the Fox-owned sister station of Channel 11 in L.A.), he pioneered Neighborhood Weather where he would read weather forecasts from various cities in the Bay Area. It turned into Neighborhood Watch when at KTTV.

Mark was popular for dancing during the weather reports on the 11 PM newscasts. He said he did it on a whim but when the email reaction was so enormously positive he kept it going.

This quickly gained not only a local following but nationwide attention as well. On October 5, 2006, he was featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and on Brit Hume‘s program on Fox News Channel among others.

As of June 3, 2011, he left both stations. Mark made no on-air announcements of his future plans as a weather anchor.

Previously, he served as an on-air weather anchor and science/environmental reporter at KMGH-TV, the ABC affiliate in Denver, Colorado, and worked at WKBW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Buffalo, New York.

On June 3, 2011, Mr. Thompson ended his roughly twenty years on KTTV FOX 11 in Los Angeles.

Mark hosts a daily 10 AM-to-noon radio show on San Francisco talk station KGO. The show concentrates on politics and pop culture and features calls from listeners across the Bay Area and California.

Originally he had done fill-in talk show hosting on KGO when he first worked in San Francisco as a news person.

He regularly appears on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI in Los Angeles. Mark and CNN Latino anchor Elizabeth Espinosa hosted an early afternoon weekday talk program from early 2014 to late 2015.

However, his passions are music and Broadway. And he has also served as a founding Board of Directors member for Smule, the top music app company on iTunes which has more than 125 million users worldwide.


The famous broadcaster got involved in a few rumors and controversies. One of them was several years ago. It was when they sued the former television personality, Jimmy Savile, in the allegations of sexual abuse.

There were rumors that he was involved in extinguishing the true facts although he was the former BBC Head.

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Caption: Mark Thompson record going on at his radio show (kgoradio)

However, clearing this controversial situation, he stated that he had no collusion in repressing the truth. In fact, he was not even aware of the investigative report.

Body Measurements

Lamentably, there are no particular details in regard to the body measurement of Mark Thompson. Nonetheless, his hair color is light brown. Comparably, his eyes are black in color.

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Caption: Mark Thompson with actress, Illeana Douglas (Getty Images)

Mark Thompson – Social Media

The Facebook account, as well as the Instagram account of the well-known presenter, does not seem to be active.

However, he is active on Twitter and has over 17.1k followers on it and he joined Twitter in April 2009.