12 News Anchor
Name: Mark Curtis
About Me: I consider myself very blessed to be living and working in Phoenix.
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
City of Residence: Scottsdale
Current Position: Weeknight news anchor
Years with 12 News: Altogether, close to 21 years.. I was here through the 80’s left for Minneapolis and St. Louis and then came back in the mid 90’s.
College Graduated from: American University in Washington, D.C
Interests/Hobbies: Golf, Gardening
Favorite Music: Classic rock, Movie Soundtracks, Classical, and Country
Favorite Song: Born to Run
Favorite Books: Anything by Stephen King or James Patterson
Favorite Quotes: Carpe Diem- Sieze the Day
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Color: Black, Lavender
Favorite Travel Destination: Ocean City, Maryland
Pets: Olivia a Bouvier Des Flandres
Children: Lindsay, Blake and Sydney
Favorite Sports Teams: Now that I am no longer in sports I can openly root for all the home town teams, now I CAN be a “homer”
Favorite Moment in Broadcasting: Broadcasting from the Diamondbacks clubhouse the night they won the World Series!
Hidden Talent: I am learning to play the Bass Guitar
Why you decided to work in TV: I grew up In Washington and so the news was always on
Where else you have worked: San Diego, Washington D.C, Minneapolis, St. Louis
What you love about living in Arizona: I love love love the weather, I play golf and so I can play whenever I have time off. I also like working in my garden so something is always growing in our great weather.
First Story Reported: Muhammad Ali getting set to fight Joe Frazier
Awards Received: Six Emmy® Awards
Your First Job: Sports producer Washington D.C
What People Would Never Guess About You: I started off in pre-med and always wanted to be a doctor.
Your Heritage: Hungarian
Your Biggest Pet Peeve: Hypocrites
Your Prized Possession: My children
What I’m Passionate About: Protecting children from violence and predators
Dream Vacation: Golf trip with my family to Scotland