Mark Concannon

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Mark Concannon moved to Milwaukee in 1987 when he started at WITI TV as weekend sports anchor. He began hosting Wakeup News, signing the new program on the air in 1990. He anchored Wakeup until the spring of 2010. In his 23 years at the station, Mark won four Emmy Awards and multiple local, state and regional honors.

Before arriving in Wisconsin, Mark was a TV sports director at stations in Greensboro, the Quad Cities and Fort Smith, Arkansas. He got his first job at the ABC affiliate in Syracuse during his junior year at Syracuse University where he majored in TV and Radio at the Newhouse School.

Mark is an avid fan of all sports. He covered the Packers at Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans and has also reported on the Final Four, the Daytona 500, the Rose Bowl, the NLCS and the PGA and U.S. Open golf championships. He covered the GMO for 20 years. Mark played soccer in high school and is a passionate supporter of "The Beautiful Game." One of his greatest experiences was attending a UEFA Champions League game hosted by Real Madrid at Bernabeu Stadium.

Mark was born in Philadelphia but has happily made the transition from cheese steaks to cheese heads and is thrilled to now call Wisconsin home. He is currently president of Concannon Communications LLC and working on projects involving, writing, producing, voice-overs and public relations.



Recent Articles
 
 Sports - October 7, 2010
 Baseball ... by the numbers
 You can find out a lot about the 2010 baseball season just by reading the stat sheets.
 
 Sports - October 1, 2010
 What are the odds?
 Mark Concannon is back from Vegas, and blogging about his favorite part of the sports culture on The Strip -- the futures bet.
 
 Music - September 22, 2010
 Behind the scenes with Willy Porter (exclusive video)
 Willy Porter is a busy man these days, doing everything from teaching his 7-year-old son to play the guitar to working with a world famous string quartet to provide a new layer of music to some of his most well-known songs. We spoke with Porter and had him play a few songs for us at his home studio.
 
 Movies & TV - September 20, 2010
 New TNT drama has "the beat"
 Mark Concannon chimes in with a quick review of "Memphis Beat," TNT's new cop drama with Jason Lee.
 
 Sports - September 8, 2010
 Reflecting on Hoffman's accomplishment
 Mark Concannon had the best seat in the house to watch Trevor Hoffman clinch his 600th save.
 
 Sports - September 7, 2010
 Behind the scenes at a Brewers game (exclusive video)
 Every home game, Brewers fans experience a spectacular display of music, visual effects, fireworks and fun contests throughout the game. And for the hardcore fan, every piece of pertinent information, all the statistics that make baseball the most data-driven sport on the planet, are flashed on multiple scoreboards all over the park.
 
 Sports - September 6, 2010
 Fantasy football: No thanks but good luck
 For Mark Concannon, fantasy football isn't his cup of tea. But he wishes your team luck, anyway.
 
 Dining - September 1, 2010
 Behind the scenes with Bartolotta (exclusive video)
 He owns some of the hottest restaurants in Wisconsin. Joe Bartolotta runs a company which consists of 11 businesses and 700 employees, operating in a fiercely competitive marketplace and enjoying success despite a sluggish economy. In this OnMilwaukee.com exclusive, we show you the many facets of running the Bartolotta empire.
 
 Sports - August 31, 2010
 Dire times in the Windy City
 The Cubs are awful. The Sox are struggling to stay in the pennant race. The Bulls didn't sign Lebron. The Bears have looked terrible in the preseason. There's only one question on the minds of Chicago sports fans.
 
 Music - August 23, 2010
 Rockin' with red-hot Pipers
 Mark Concannon's most-anticipated summer concert wasn't at the Bradley Center or Marcus Amphitheater.
 


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