Mark Zinni


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

  • Autism Awareness: Teacher’s Moving Words to Students Go Viral

    Posted on: 5:44 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    A teacher from Northern California wrote a special ‘love letter’ to students with autism that has received worldwide attention. “Dear...
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  • Cleveland on List of Possible Sites for Democratic National Convention

    Posted on: 8:41 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND – Several months after being approached by republicans, the city of Cleveland has now been approached by the Democratic...
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  • Autism Awareness: Being Yourself at ‘Brandon’s Place’

    Posted on: 4:05 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio – A Northeast Ohio mother opened ‘Brandon’s Place,’ a one-of-a-kind facility for parents and their children with...
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  • Autism Awareness: Unique Treatment Plan Brings ‘Great Hope’

    Posted on: 3:26 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio– A mother from Texas temporarily moved 1,100 miles to Northeast Ohio to enroll her twins in a special...
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  • Mark Zinni’s Meal Must-Haves Before Cancer Treatment

    Posted on: 7:04 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    Two months after having his thyroid removed and being diagnosed with stage one thyroid cancer, FOX 8′s Mark Zinni is...
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    FOX 8's Mark ZInni's special diet for his thyroid treatment.
  • ‘Goddard’s Law’ Update: Fight Against Animal Abuse Back at Statehouse

    Posted on: 8:19 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    COLUMBUS – The fight to reform animal abuse laws in Ohio was back at the Statehouse as supporters of ‘Goddard’s...
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  • Pothole Killer: Relief Rolls into Town

    Posted on: 7:56 am, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 04:22pm, March 11, 2014

    CLEVELAND–Desperate times called for desperate measures in Cleveland where additional money is being spent to fill potholes on city streets....
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  • New Details: Police Say Man Started Randomly Shooting in Bar

    Posted on: 8:47 pm, March 10, 2014, by

    FREMONT, Ohio – An arrest has been made after a weekend shooting that left three people dead, including an off-duty...
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  • Job Bank Manager Returns Award After Rejection Emails

    Posted on: 2:48 pm, March 5, 2014, by and

    CLEVELAND–A job bank manager who received a lot of backlash over rejection emails is now giving back an award. According...
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  • Job Bank Manager Apologizes for Viral Rejection Emails

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 05:51pm, February 26, 2014

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The backlash has been brutal for a woman who runs a Yahoo! group for job seekers in...
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  • ’5 Minutes for Life’: Students Get Course in War on Heroin

    Posted on: 5:03 pm, February 25, 2014, by

    NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – On Tuesday, a group of high school students found themselves on the front line of the...
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  • Fighting Animal Abuse: Where Does ‘Goddard’s Law’ Stand?

    Posted on: 5:19 pm, February 24, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND – A bill that will redefine companion animal abuse in Ohio, named after FOX 8’s Dick Goddard, will likely...
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