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.
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
“Winston Churchill, at the end of the war, said that the war was won on a sea of East Texas oil. Miraculous that we were able to get this built. That was the single largest contributing factor to the Allies winning World War 2.”