Mark Becker,

Veteran reporter

"Eyewitness News" reporter Mark Becker joined WSOC-TV in 1984. Born in Passay City, Philippines where his father was a Lutheran missionary, Mark was sixteen when his family returned to the United States and settled in Washington state. He graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in English in 1980. In 1982, he received his M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Before becoming a part of the Channel 9 team, he was employed at KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma and KFRU-AM in Columbia, Missouri. Mark has received a variety of awards for his reporting. In 1985, Mark's five-part series on child sexual abuse was cited by United Press International as "Best Documentary Series" and the series also won a national Clarion award from Women in Communications. Mark has been recognized by NCCJ-Oklahoma for "Best Documentary" and from UPI-Oklahoma for first place in spot news and second place in the documentary category. Mark is married to former WSOC-TV anchor/reporter Suzanne Stevens, and has two daughters, Jillian and Genevieve. In his free time, Mark enjoys reading, jogging and sports.

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