As first noted on the Northwest Broadcasters ‘Recent News’ page, former Vancouver news anchor/ND Tom Mark has announced via Twitter that he is retiring after nearly 48 years in broadcasting.
He held positions at a number of Vancouver radio stations, notably News Director at News 1130 CKWX from 1996-2001 and morning news anchor at CKNW from 2001-14.
He then moved to the Okanagan and is currently morning anchor at Beach Radio CJIB-FM 107.5 Vernon, where his last shift will be October 26.
Mark is the recipient of four RTNDA Best Newscast Awards. PSR congratulates Tom on his career, during which he upheld the highest journalistic and broadcasting standards at a time when they were under increasing pressure.
Well, it’s about time. When you started posting pictures of wildlife around your home I thought you were starting to see things differently from that crusty journo of old. At least by giving us all until almost the end of October, there’s plenty of time to plan a shindig. ‘IB will miss you.
Awesome voice, awesome professionalism, awesome sense of humour.
Your career in broadcasting has been one of the reasons that I was drawn to radio. My dad listened every day and late into the evening. Once I started to listen to the owl prowl I was hooked. Your time at NW was perfectly synced to my radio addiction. Listening to you deliver the news was never a disappointment.