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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
  • Man rescued after surviving 24 hours drifting in Lake Erie

    HURON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Columbus-area man was hospitalized in good condition on Tuesday after he was rescued from Lake Erie. Travis Casper, 34, was rushed to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky after authorities said he spent 24 hours in the water. Two men discovered him about a mile north of Sawmill Creek on Monday afternoon. “About a mile off shore, I looked over and thought it was a fish flag because they are different colors, green, red out […]

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    Green and blue lines running again as expected

    CLEVELAND — As predicted, the green and blue Rapid lines were running as usual on Tuesday morning. Blue and Green Lines running normal service this AM. Thanks again for your patience & understanding!— Greater Cleve RTA (@GCRTA) July 29, 2014 The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority temporarily stopped service after rainfall flooded the tracks and damaged a retaining wall on Sunday. The section of a wall collapsed inside a tunnel at the Buckeye Woodhill Station.  Debris was left on the […]

  • RTA plans all service to be back up and running Tuesday after severe storms

    CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority stopped service on a portion of the Rapid after rainfall flooded the tracks and damaged a retaining wall on Sunday. The section of a wall collapsed inside a tunnel at the Buckeye Woodhill Station.  Debris was left on the tracks, forcing the RTA to stop running the blue and green line trains between Tower City and Shaker Square. A tornado warning was temporarily issued in Cuyahoga County where the storm quickly developed. […]

  • Cleveland officer’s body cam captures amazing rescue of child

    CLEVELAND — A life-saving moment was caught on camera near West 25th Street when a two-year-old boy fell into a swimming pool last month. A responding officer helped save the child and the June 17 rescue was recorded on his department-issued body camera. On Tuesday, FOX 8 News obtained the exclusive video from the body cam that shows the rescue from the patrolman’s perspective. “Honestly, I’ve been a police officer for eight years,” said Patrolman Ismael Quintana. “I’ve seen some […]

  • Woman seriously injured by rock thrown from overpass

    UNION COUNTY, Pennsylvania — A Northeast Ohio woman is hospitalized after she was struck by a rock tossed from a bridge overpass. Sharon Budd, 52, was in critical condition on Monday afternoon at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Her family has been at her bedside since the incident happened last Thursday. “She’s a fighter; she really is,” said her husband, Randy Budd. “I’ve never seen anything like it. That rock hit her straight on, straight on in the face.” […]

  • Money maker: Local business owners celebrate RNC announcement

    CLEVELAND – Many local businesses are celebrating the announcement that a site selection committee has chosen Cleveland as a host city for the 2016 Republican National Convention. “I’m very excited they did choose Cleveland. It’s just gonna be phenomenal,” said Mark Charnigo from Campbell’s Sweets Factory on West 25th Street in Ohio City. The announcement means thousands of people will come to town for the multi-day convention and millions of dollars will be spent in local businesses. The city of […]

  • Robbery victim to thieves: I will even buy my stuff back from you

    CLEVELAND – A Northeast Ohio woman turned to Craigslist to recover her external hard drive that was stolen over the holiday weekend. Vicki, who lives near W. 117th and Detroit, doesn’t want to be identified by her last name because her house was robbed on Friday night. Thieves entered the home through a window and took a flat screen television, iPhone, iPad, jewelry and the hard drive that was sitting on her desk. Over the weekend, she posted an ad […]

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    Reward offered in shooting death of restaurant owner

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — A $25,000 reward is now being offered for information following the shooting death of a local business owner. Hundreds of people showed up for a candlelight vigil Tuesday night to remember James Brennan, 61. He was the longtime owner of Brennan’s Colony on Lee Road, where almost everyone who lives nearby has been before. “Just the outpouring of support is amazing and I knew it would be,” said Lee Appel from Beachwood. “I know a lot […]

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    Safety first! Beefing up patrols for the holiday

    CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department kicked-off a Fourth of July safety initiative on Tuesday after 10 new deputies were sworn-in. “Just really happy for him and he did great, he was all ready for this – he was ready for this forever,” said Meredith Love from Elyria. Her husband, Donald, was one of those at North Coast Harbor who took the oath to serve and protect. “I feel it’s a privilege to serve the community in a law […]

  • Action considered after prom king dies from caffeine

    LAGRANGE, Ohio – The sudden death of a local high school student a few weeks ago is now being blamed on something almost everyone consumes every day. The Lorain County Coroner has traced the death of Logan Stiner, 18, back to an overdose of caffeine. “This is news to the coroner’s office, we had never seen this before,” said Dr. Stephen Evans, the Lorain County Coroner. According to Dr. Evans, Stiner’s autopsy didn’t reveal anything but additional blood tests were […]

  • Man cited for OVI checkpoint sign that warned drivers to ‘turn now’

    PARMA, Ohio – A local man was cited for obstructing official business after holding a warning sign near an OVI checkpoint last week at State and Brookpark Roads. Doug Odolecki, 43, runs the Greater Cleveland CopBlock. It’s an online forum, http://www.copblock.org, where users are devoted to holding the police accountable for their actions, Odolecki told FOX 8 News. “I go anywhere Greater Cleveland calls,” said Odolecki, who captured a run-in with police on Friday, June 13. He had a video […]

  • Median mess: Accident exposes shoreway problem

    CLEVELAND – An early-morning accident on Monday is drawing attention to a problem on the Shoreway. “The west Shoreway is backed-up to Clifton, Clifton Boulevard is backed-up to West 117th,” said FOX 8’s Patty Harken from SkyFOX during the commute when a portion of the median barrier collapsed into oncoming traffic. A speed-related crash on the inbound side of the highway near Edgewater left traffic backed-up into Lakewood. Traffic also slowed-down for drivers on the other side of the highway […]