Mark Scirto

Mark Scirto

KLTV 7 Chief Meteorologist

Mark Scirto is KLTV 7's Chief Meteorologist. He has established himself as East Texans' first and favorite choice for the information they care about the most: weather.

He can be seen each day on KLTV 7 News at 4 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM. Mark graduated in 1982 from the University of St. Thomas in Houstonwith a degree in Meteorology. From 1980 to early 1987, he worked in Houston at Wilkens Weather Technologies forecasting for oil rigs and refineries all over the world. Mark also did forecasting for several radio stations in the Houston area before joining the KLTV News Team in January of 1987, as the original Daybreak Meteorologist.

Mark remained with Daybreak for four years, before moving to KPLC-TV Channel 7 in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he worked as Chief Meteorologist for exactly three years. While in Lake Charles, he finished second in the Associated Press Awards for "Best Weathercast" in 1992, and in 1993 Mark was awarded First Place in the Louisiana A.P. for Best Weathercast.

On April 4, 1994, he re-joined the KLTV News team as Chief Meteorologist. While at KLTV, he has been nominated for a Dallas Press Club Katie Award, an honor no other weathercaster/meteorologist in the Tyler/Longview area has ever received. Mark has held the Seals of Approval from the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society since 1989.

Mark has four children, Katherine, Mark, Anthony, and Hannah. Beth, his wife of 37 years, retired from teaching theology to young people in the Catholic School Systems in Houston, Lake Charles, and Tyler. He would also love to tell you about his grandchildren.Just ask him.

Awards:

  • 2011-2017 - Winner - Locals Love Us.com - Favorite Local TV Personality in Tyler & Longview
  • 2014-2017 - Winner - BScene Magazine - Best Weather Forecast
  • 2015 - Longview News Journal - Best Of East Texas - Best Weather Reporter & Best TV Personality
  • 2011-1st Place - Best Weathercast / Division III - Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
  • 2008- Nominated - Lone Star Emmy Award - Best Weathercast in Texas

Recent Articles by Mark

First Alert Weather Day on Saturday, severe weather outbreak likely

First Alert Weather Days issued for Saturday, Sunday across all of East Texas

Overnight Weather At Your Fingertips

Evening Weather At Your Fingertips

First Alert Weather Day remains in effect for Saturday