Mark Scirto

Mark Scirto

KLTV 7 Chief Meteorologist

East Texas

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 Houston with 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:

  • 2011-2018 - 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

Education:

  • University of St. Thomas

Recent Articles by Mark

Mark in Texas History: Marion County courthouse

Overnight Weather At Your Fingertips

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Mark in Texas History: Historic Abernathy House still in use today

  Mark in Texas History: Green Bay Church and School

First Alert Weather Days extended through Friday morning due to additional ice, snow

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Mark in Texas History: Historic Groveton courthouse renovation

  Mark in Texas History: ‘Big Inch’ pipeline turns 78

First Alert Weather Day declared for Sunday night/Monday morning

  Mark in Texas History: Smith County rose industry

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  Mark in Texas History: Longview Train Depot still chugging

  Mark in Texas History: Stone Fort Museum in Nacogdoches

  Mark in Texas History: Jarvis Christian College

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