Rick was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. While at Arizona State University his work caught the attention of FoxSports Arizona, who hired him as a sideline reporter. One of his stories won a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists (First Place- Sports Reporting.) Before joining the team here at WCHS, Rick was Sports Director for WOAY-TV in the Oak Hill/Beckley/Bluefield market. Of course, my job here is to bring you the news YOU care about, and the best way to do that is by listening to what YOU have to say. Please feel free to e-mail me with any comments, suggestions, or story ideas.
Jim comes to Eyewitness News as one of the most traveled television meteorologists in the country. He has worked at stations in New Mexico, Oregon, California, Kansas, Florida, New York and Texas. Being all over the country has given him the opportunity to be on the air during every kind of severe weather imaginable, hurricanes, tornados, hail storms, blizzards, floods, even a tsunami warning! Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geoscience/Meteorology from Mississippi State University. I also have both the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association Television Seals of Approval. In his spare time he writes comedy, enjoys golf and tennis, and plays some guitar. As a die hard Laker fan and golfer, he has always appreciated West Virginia for giving us both Jerry West and Sam Snead!
Mark says, "To say this job is a labor of love would be an understatement. I can't wait to get to work and often times don't want to leave." He's been around sports back to his early days as a youth. Mark would go into his room in Ripley, WV, where he was born and raised, and write about sports games on a legal pad. Following college Mark did radio news and sports for stations in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. He's called play-by-play of close to 400 sporting events on radio during my career. In 1996 Mark had a book published, "An Unfulfilled Dream, My Failure Or His Will." It focuses on the Christian values of WV native Paul Lanham and his rise as a coach in the National Football League. Besides anchoring and reporting, Mark's television work has included various play-by-play, color commentary and sideline reporting stints airing on regional networks like ESPN PLUS. Mark Martin lives with his wife Lisa and stepson, Nathan, just outside of Charleston. In his spare time he likes to run, read, write and watch reruns of "The Andy Griffith Show."
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