Mark Clegg joined the 41 Action News team in 2002. He co-anchors the 4, 5 & 10 pm newscasts with Christa Dubill – and Kansas City's #1 rated 6pm newscast with Jadiann Thompson
Prior to coming to Kansas City, Mark was an anchor and reporter at WTHR, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis. He started his broadcasting career in 1987 at KXAS-TV (NBC) in Dallas/Fort Worth, after earning a degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington. He's since anchored and reported at KFDX-TV (NBC) in Wichita Falls, Texas, WFAA-TV (ABC) in Dallas/Fort Worth and KBTV-TV (NBC) in Beaumont, Texas – where he also served as News Director.
Mark developed an interest in broadcasting as a child through his family's international travels. Born in Philadelphia, he later lived in Singapore, Tehran, Iran and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Some of the most memorable stories he's covered include Hurricane Andrew's strike on the Gulf coast, the Promise Keepers "Stand in the Gap" rally in Washington, D.C., flying with the Fabulous Thunderbirds at Whiteman Air Force Base and the resilience he witnessed among the people of Joplin following that fatal tornado in 2011.
Mark also spent time at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. His special report on FBI Profilers earned him the first in a number of Emmy awards. He has also been honored for special reports on subjects such as Internet Addiction and Teenage Suicide. He's proud to share a number of Emmy awards with the 41 Action News Team - including one for "Breaking News Coverage" of the JJ's explosion on the Plaza in 2013.
In 2005, Mark launched Business in Action. For five years, Mark profiled several hundred local businesses – taking viewers inside some of the Metro's best companies and introducing them to some of the top entrepreneurial minds in the Kansas City area.
Mark has a strong commitment to the Kansas City community. He is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Overland Park. He is a member of the Church of the Resurrection. He serves on the Board of Directors of Kansas City's Rose Brooks Center – a safe haven for women and children working to break the cycle of domestic violence. He also gives his time to Literacy Kansas City and the ALS Association - Keith Worthington Chapter to name a few.
In his free time, Mark enjoys music, travel and skiing – but most of all, spending time with his sons Jacob and Sam. Mark lives in Old Leawood.
Email Mark at Mark.Clegg@kshb.com