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Mark Zinni co-anchors FOX 8 News on Saturday and Sunday from 7-10 a.m.

You can also see his reports during various newscasts throughout the week.

Mark returned home to Northeast Ohio and joined the FOX 8 News team in September of 2009. He moved to Cleveland from Salt Lake City where he previously worked at KTVX. Prior to working in Utah, Mark spent more than six years at WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was the weekday morning anchor and a general assignment reporter. He also worked as an anchor/reporter at WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio, and was a producer/reporter at WICU in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Mark is an Emmy and AP award winning reporter and former producer. He was awarded an Emmy by the Boston chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences in 2003. Mark was honored several additional times with Emmy nominations in Boston for his work as both an anchor and reporter. He also received multiple nominations by the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of NATAS in 2010 and 2011 for his work at FOX 8 News.

Mark has covered many major news events, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and a fire that killed 100 people in 2003 at The Station Nightclub in Rhode Island. As a reporter, Mark has interviewed presidential candidates and other politicians, actors and entertainers, plus thousands of “everyday people” who share their stories.

Born and raised on the east side of Cleveland, Mark graduated from Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School in 1994. He is a 1998 graduate of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University near Buffalo, New York. While in college, Mark was an intern at WKYC in Cleveland and NBC’s TODAY Show in New York.

Mark is happy to be in his hometown with his parents, siblings and nephew. He now resides in Cleveland.


Recent Articles
  • Viral photo found at Ground Zero traced back to woman in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – A Northeast Ohio woman is reliving America’s darkest day after a photograph found at Ground Zero was traced back to her in Cleveland. “That day in particular was frightening and horrible,” said Mimi Spiwak Harris. She now works in Cleveland but resided in New York City on 9/11. A photograph featuring Mimi and a group of people surfaced online after it was found in the rubble of the World Trade Center. She is featured in the picture with […]

  • Residents horrified as police continue search for man who attacked jogger

    CLEVELAND– Police are still desperate for help finding a man who raped a jogger last week in Cleveland’s Edgewater neighborhood. The video was released on Monday but it hasn’t led to any new information for authorities investigating the crime. It happened while the victim was running south on West 104th Street between Lake Avenue and Clifton Boulevard around 5:25 last Tuesday morning. “I’m just horrified and it’s just, I just still can’t get over it,” said resident, Anne Hamlin. In […]

  • Respiratory Virus raises concern in Northeast Ohio

    As hundreds of children across the United States have been hospitalized with a serious respiratory illness, potential cases have popped up in Northeast Ohio. Scientists believe the bug to blame is Enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68. Here in Cleveland, officials with the Cuyahoga County Health Department confirm an increase in respiratory-related hospital stays. What parents need to know about the respiratory virus. “I’ve heard from our pediatric intensive care unit that we had a few scattered cases over the […]

  • Superintendent: Bay Schools community heartsick over cruel Ice Bucket Challenge

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — The Bay Village Schools superintendent responded to an Ice Bucket Challenge video showing a special needs student in the district allegedly getting a mixture of bodily fluids and cigarette butts dumped on his head. The Bay High School student has autism.  His mother, Diane, discovered the clip on her 15-year-old’s cell phone. She told Fox 8 News she wants the people responsible to be held accountable, adding they targeted someone who “didn’t really understand what was […]

  • Mom: Ice Bucket Challenge turned into sick joke against son with autism

    **Important note: The family asked that we show the video to make other parents aware of bullying.** BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Police are investigating an alleged case of bullying involving a teenager with autism who took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. “Once we found out about it, we were just horrified,” said Diane, the mother of the Bay High School student.  She claimed her youngest son was videotaped as feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts were dumped on his head […]

  • Scary storm: Lightning causes unexpected shock at local home

    OBERLIN, Ohio– A Lorain County couple survived a close call after Mother Nature gave them an unexpected shock on Tuesday night. “It’s pretty scary, actually,” said a homeowner who doesn’t want to be identified after a bolt of lightning struck her house during a thunderstorm. “The storm had passed and all of a sudden we hear this big crash. It must’ve struck the tree; we’re not really sure,” she said. The tree in her yard showed signs that it was […]

  • Peaceful gathering held in Cleveland as Michael Brown is laid to rest

    CLEVELAND– Members of the community held a vigil in solidarity with Michael Brown, his family, and the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday. Organizers with the Cleveland-based United Church of Christ called for the peaceful gathering at their downtown headquarters after Brown’s family asked people to remain calm on the day of his funeral. “We have invited the community to join arms with us,” said Waltrina Middleton at the beginning of the service honoring the 18-year-old who was fatally shot […]

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    Passing grade: Local school buses put to the safety test

    AMHERST, Ohio – It’s back to school season in Northeast Ohio as state inspectors work to ensure a safe trip to and from school on school buses in the state. Safety is the top priority, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant John Thompson. He oversees bus inspections in several communities where each year, his team goes through every bus and conducts a thorough check. “There’s no doubt, the school bus is known to be the safest mode of transportation […]

  • Investigation underway after teen and woman drown at Euclid Beach

    CLEVELAND — Authorities have released the names of two people who died in Lake Erie at Euclid Beach Park on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 4:15, panic set-in along the shoreline when Bryce Canady, 15, of Cleveland Heights began struggling in the water. According to authorities, Kelly Walker, 34, of Cleveland jumped in the lake to help but they both died. They were unable to make it back to land at the unguarded swim area where signs warn people to swim […]

  • Brotherly love: Gay Games gold medal winner competed for brother

    CLEVELAND – While the name suggests otherwise, organizers of the Gay Games 9 are setting the record straight on who’s winning medals this week. “If I’ve paved the way for that, that’s pretty cool,” said Bob Pike from the Cleveland area. He’s a straight cyclist who won a gold medal in a road race on Tuesday. “It was in the Brecksville Reservation,” said Pike. “It’s a tough four-mile loop course, we had to run that course five times and to […]

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    Cleveland remembers Robin Williams’ talent, generosity

    CLEVELAND – The manager of a Northeast Ohio comedy club is reflecting on the life of actor and comedian Robin Williams who died Monday at his home in California. “I remember him more so when he started out doing scripted on stage as a true standup comic,” said Lee Herlands. He’s the general manager of the Cleveland Improv where they’re about to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Thousands of comedians have graced the stage at the Cleveland location and at other […]

  • School community mourns death of music teacher

    CANTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A school community is mourning the loss of a beloved music teacher who was killed over the weekend in Stark County. Martha Rogers, 57, was on her way to a private music lesson when her car was hit by a vehicle that crossed into her lane. It happened at approximately 8:30 on Saturday morning while Rogers was driving northbound on State Route 43. “If you could just assume that both vehicles are traveling at 50 to […]