Mark has been recognized for his professional approach to journalism in covering news stories and displaying a heartfelt interest in his community. He has received numerous broadcast awards from Associated Press, United Press International, RTNDA including Best Newscast, Best Enterprise Journalism, and Best Spot News Coverage.
Some of his proudest moments include covering Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina, the Gulf War/Desert Storm, as well as the Masters Golf Tournament. Mark prides himself in knowing that he will always go the extra mile to get the story, even if that means chasing a hurricane, flying with the Blue Angels, or bungee jumping.
Mark is very active in the community speaking to special interest groups of all kinds. He is KUTV'S "School 2 Careers" spokesperson and loves to speak to students regarding work based learning opportunities.
Mark is married to Pamela Wilkie Koelbel. He enjoys tennis, basketball and playing the drums.