Mark Suppelsa Biography|Profile
Mark Eugene Suppelsa is a retired journalist, who served as an anchor and investigative reporter for WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Suppelsa served as the co-anchor of the “WGN Evening News” from 5-7 p.m. and the station’s long-running primetime newscast “WGN News at Nine” following “WGN News at Ten” with Micah Materre.
Mark Suppelsa Age
How old is Suppelsa ? He is around 60 years old as of 2023. Suppelsa was born on June 25, 1962, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He celebrates his birthday on June 25 every year.
Mark Suppelsa Education
He attended Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox, Illinois in 1980. He later proceeded to Marquette University where he graduated with a degree in journalism in 1984.
Mark Suppelsa Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Mark Suppelsa Family
He originates from Milwaukee. Suppelsa moved with his family to Libertyville, Illinois in 1972, and then moved to Frankfort, Illinois in 1978. Apparently, Suppelsa’s secretive nature has deprived us of knowing his early life, parents’ identity, and siblings’ details, though he was born and raised in Milwaukee.
Mark Suppelsa Wife|Married
Suppelsa is happily married to his wife Candus, whom he met while working in Minneapolis in 1988, according to a Chicago Tribune article that appeared on June 29, 1997. Suppelsa also is a vegetarian, according to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times on September 7, 2004.
Mark Suppelsa Children
The couples live with their two children in Evanston, Illinois.
Mark Suppelsa WMAQ-TV
He started his career at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he became an anchor after six months on the job. In 1987, Suppelsa took a job at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, where he worked as an anchor and a reporter. In July 1993, Suppelsa joined WMAQ-TV in Chicago as a weekend anchor and reporter. He later became a late afternoon and early evening news anchor. Suppelsa memorably sparred with talk-show host Jerry Springer during WMAQ’s 10 p.m. newscast, shortly after Springer resigned after a brief, controversial run as a commentator in May 1997,
In March 2003, Suppelsa quit WMAQ-TV to join WFLD-TV in Chicago as a reporter, fill-in anchor, and investigative reporter. In September 2004, WFLD promoted Suppelsa to be the co-anchor of WFLD’s Fox News Chicago at Nine in Chicago, at the same time demoting Walter Jacobson from the co-anchor position. Suppelsa reportedly turned down a contract offer from Channel 32 that would have cut his salary by about 15 percent. Once the 90-day “right to match” clause in Suppelsa’s old contract expired, he became free to announce a new job on TV. He signed a contract deal with WGN-TV to anchor the 9 pm news replacing Steve Sanders (who now anchors the midday newscast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Sanders replaced Tom Negovan, who became a full-time general assignment reporter and backup anchor for all WGN newscasts.
Mark Suppelsa Career
In addition, he also formerly worked as a morning news anchor on the Eric and Kathy Show on WTMX-FM radio in Chicago. He says it was truly one of the most enjoyable highlights of his working time in Chicago…except for the 4:25 am alarm clock each morning. He says, he quit the radio show in October 2010 because it was simply too many duties to handle a day after he convinced WGN-TV to hire away his prized investigative producer to work on stories for television.
On December 8, 2017, Suppelsa retired from WGN ending his 39-year career in the news business. He stated his reason for retiring was that he wanted to spend more time with his family. On February 13, 2018, it was announced that Joe Donlon of NBC affiliate KGW would succeed Suppelsa on the WGN evening news.
Mark Suppelsa Retirement | Mark Suppelsa Leaving Wgn
Suppelsa is a retired journalist, who worked as an anchor and investigative reporter for WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Before leaving he served as the co-anchor of the “WGN Evening News” from 5-7 p.m. and the station’s long-running primetime newscast “WGN News at Nine” following “WGN News at Ten” with Micah Materre. Suppelsa’s last broadcast was on December 8, 2017
Mark Suppelsa Wgn
He currently works as an anchor and investigative reporter for WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois. He serves as the co-anchor of the “WGN Evening News” from 4-6 p.
Mark Suppelsa Salary|Net Worth
Suppelsa has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Mark Suppelsa Social Media Platforms
He is very active on social media platforms and has over 21.1k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.