Facts of Mark Giangreco
|Full Name:||Mark Giangreco|
|Age:||67 years 3 months|
|Birth Date:||May 13, 1952|
|Mother's Name:||Joanne Lucille Downing Giangreco|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Cindi Giangreco|
|Education:||Bachelor's degree in Communication|
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Mark Giangreco, the three times Emmy Awards winner is the sports director and a leading sports anchor. He is also an actor famous for his cast in The Negotiator (1998), The Top Reasons You Can’t Blame (1999) and Dear Mr. Fidrych (2009).
Mark Giangreco’s Bio and Parents
Mark was born on May 13, 1952, in Buffalo, New York and holds American citizenship. His mother’s name is Joanne Lucille Downing Giangreco and father’s name is unknown. He has two brothers, name Thomas Giangreco and Pete Giangreco.
On a conversation with his twitter friend, @PORKYY, Mark talked about his father where he mentioned that his dad went to Canisius College and was a member of Griffin’s. Griffin is a Canisius Golden Griffins men’s basketball, which means his father was a sportsman.
Yes I do . A lion’s body with wings and an eagle’s head . My dad went to canisius college and they are also the griffins
— MARK GIANGRECO (@MarkGiangreco7) October 5, 2018
Mark Giangreco’s Education
After graduating from Canisius High School in 1970, Mark Giangreco joined the University of Dayton and acquired his Bachelor’s degree in Communication in 1974.
Mark Giangreco’s Career from very early of his life
Mark Giangreco started his career while he was in college. He joined WING-AM radio station as a news and sports reporter in 1972 at Dayton.
Mark got his first job at NBC where he worked for less than a year. Also, in 1978, he joined WLKY-TV as a sports anchor and sports director. After four years working in WLKY-TV, Mark moved to WMAQ-TV in Chicago, 1982.
With much experience from previous works, Mark Giangreco joined ABC7 in 1994 as an anchor of the sports segments.
He is currently serving with WLKY-TV in Illinois as the sports director and lead sports anchor.
Mark Giangreco is married or divorced?
Talking about his relationship status, Mark was married to Cindy. From the sources, both were dating each other before they married. The couple is blessed with three sons, Jr. Mark, Christopher, and Matt. However, something went wrong and the couple started having differences in their relationship. Their wedded relationship came to an end and divorced in 2000.
Mark Giangreco’s Net-worth
Well, the total net worth of Mark Giangreco has not disclosed yet, but it is believed that he is earning quite good.
In 1995, Mark Giangreco and his wife Cindy bought the 1928 old A stone and timber Tudor mansion which is 7,362 sq.ft. land in Wilmette for $1.53 million. After their divorce, Cindi sold that mansion for $2.78 million in 2005.
Mark Giangreco’s Controversy and rumors
Mark was once suspended for a week from his job for his joke on Detroit, Michigan after the Detroit Pistons won the NBA championship. The joke resides of black and white movie clip of a city burning saying “a typical night for Detroit.” However, some people got snubbed, and some believe his joke was hilarious.
Also, once Mark licked and kissed his colleague, Janet Davies in 2012 New Year special episode. He also said in an interview,
“We just, ya know, it’s New Year’s Eve, so you just kiss at midnight. We’re buddies. Look, we do that every year. We do something every year, so we try to make it disturbing…. Janet’s husband doesn’t care about it.”
Many people believe that both were dating, but the news has not been confirmed by Mark and Janet.
Mark Giangreco’s Award and Achievements
Mark Giangreco has an aspiring career laced with awards. He has won three prominent Emmy Awards and has won two Associated Press Awards for Best Broadcast. Mark also won Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans and Justinian Society of Italian Lawyers Award for journalism.
Mark became the ‘Father of the Year’ from Chicago Father’s Day Council in 1996. He was also honored with the 2017 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year Award.
Reference: ABC7, Twitter, IMDb, Wikipedia