Mark Ockerbloom is an Emmy-Award winning anchor for Boston 25 News. He co-anchors Boston 25 News at 5:00, 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00. He’s been with WFXT since 2004 and is one of the Boston area’s most respected journalists.
Mark is a native of Winchester, Massachusetts. Growing up in a newspaper family, Mark has always been intrigued by current events. He knows firsthand the type of trust viewers place in their newscasters, and the passion with which they follow local news. From sports to politics, his depth of knowledge about the Boston area adds keen insight to many of the stories he covers.
Major stories Mark has covered over the years include the Boston Marathon Bombings, Whitey Bulger's capture, the Aaron Hernandez trial, the Pope’s visit to America and the funeral for former President George H. W. Bush. He's also covered several Patriots' Super Bowls and Red Sox World Series as well as all of the victory parades that followed.
Before coming to WFXT, Mark anchored evening sportscasts and co-hosted a nightly sports show at NECN. Prior to returning home to New England, Mark worked at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City where he was named Oklahoma's Sportscaster of the Year. Mark got his start as a TV sportscaster at WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. He has received broadcasting awards from the Associated Press and The Society of Professional Journalists. In 2010, Mark received a Boston/New England Emmy for Best News Anchor. In 2017 he took home another Emmy for his role in the station's coverage of the State Police Overtime Scandal and in 2019 he captured a third Emmy for the station's coverage of the Merrimack Valley Explosions.
Mark is a BC High and Providence College graduate and is an active supporter of JDRF, NAMI, Special Olympics Massachusetts and Medfield Public Schools. He also volunteers at the Pan Mass Challenge in honor of his older brother Carl, who lost his battle with cancer in 2004.
Mark enjoys playing hockey, softball, fishing and golf. An avid runner, Mark ran the 2002 Boston Marathon with his brother Carl, a memory he cherishes to this day. He and his wife Marysia live in the Boston area and have three daughters, Allison, Juliana and Alena.
The holidays can often make mental health problems weigh a bit heavier. Boston 25 News anchor Mark Ockerbloom recently spoke with Dr. Ken Duckworth, Chief Medical Director for NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Massachusetts for tips to help cope.