Mark McEwen

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Mark McEwen
Born (1954-09-16) September 16, 1954 (age 65)
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Alma mater University of Maryland
OccupationTV, Radio personality
Spouse(s)Denise McEwen
RelativesKirk McEwen, Karen Dugan, Leslie McEwen, Sean McEwen, William Wise

Mark McEwen (born September 16, 1954, in San Antonio, Texas) is an American TV and radio personality best known for being on the CBS network Morning show for 16 years. He's also known for his stint as the host of A&E's Live by Request.


Early life

McEwen was born in San Antonio, Texas. His father, Alfred, was a colonel in the Air Force, and when he was reassigned to Berlin, he and his family moved there when Mark was in the third grade. Three years later, the McEwen family moved again, this time to Montgomery, Alabama, finally ending up in Crownsville, Maryland. His mother, Dolores, after raising six children, retired as a bank vice president. He attended Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland and then the University of Maryland, leaving there after three and a half years. While in college, he was on the college radio station WMUC. McEwen moved to Detroit to be a rock-and-roll DJ at WWWW-Detroit's W4. He next worked at (WLUP-The Loop) in Chicago, where he enrolled at Second City and began to do standup comedy. McEwen then moved to New York to continue his radio career, first at WAPP and then at WNEW-FM. [1]


McEwen began his radio career in New York City, working at WAPP during 1983 (partnered on-air with E.J. Crummey) and at WNEW-FM during 1984-86 (partnered on-air with Richard Neer).

McEwen worked for CBS starting in 1987 with CBS This Morning . In addition to doing the weather, he was the entertainment reporter as well. McEwen covered 16 Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes and Country Music Association awards shows. He was awarded the CMA Media Achievement Award in 1992 and was named one of the country's "Ten Most Trusted TV News Personalities" in a TV Guide survey in February 1995. From 1996 to 1998, McEwen made two guest appearances on Space Ghost Coast to Coast , the first was just a snippet of his interview that would be expanded upon his second appearance. He contributed to the network's coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and co-hosted (with Jane Robelot) daytime coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, where he also ran with the Olympic Torch. McEwen was a correspondent on 48 Hours. He then performed a number of on-air roles for The Early Show on CBS from 1999 to 2002. He anchored the broadcast for two years. McEwen has interviewed five presidents: Bill Clinton, George Herbert Walker Bush, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford. McEwen left CBS in October 2002 as The Early Show was completely revamped. [2]

In 2004, McEwen joined WKMG-TV, the CBS affiliate in Orlando, where he became the morning news co-anchor and noon news anchor. However, in 2005, McEwen suffered a stroke that ended his stint as a news anchor for the station. [3] McEwen had to learn to walk and talk again after the stroke, and the former right-hander now uses his left hand for most tasks. McEwen worked for WKMG as part of its Good Neighbor 6 community outreach program, doing stroke awareness commercials for the station, among other things. In 2008, he published a book about his health challenges entitled Change in the Weather: Life after Stroke. McEwen was named a Stroke Ambassador in 2009 by the American Stroke Association for his "advocacy, leadership, achievement and philanthropy." [4]

McEwen returned to The Early Show on September 11, 2010, doing the weather for the absent Lonnie Quinn for the weekend edition. [5] [6]

McEwen was the host for the First annual RAISE (Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence) awards for the National Stroke Association in 2011. He also hosted the second awards in 2012.

McEwen hosted, produced and wrote 'McEwen's Mark', a television interview show, in 2012. In 2014 he returned to WKMG-TV to host Positive Mark, which spotlighted good news and inspirational news in Central Florida. In 2016 he gave a TED Talk. He also writes a blog at and has a website, McEwen gives motivational speeches around the country. He is currently the host of All Things Men on the Black News Channel.

Personal life

McEwen currently resides in Florida with his wife, Denise, and their twins Miles and Griffin. His daughter Maya graduated from the University of Oregon. His step daughter, Jenna, attends the University of Central Florida. His brother, Kirk McEwen, is on 98 Rock-WIYY in Baltimore. [7]

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  1. "Meet Mark McEwen". Baltimore Afro-American. May 6, 1986. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
  2. CUPRISIN, TIM (September 19, 2002). "CBS works to revamp `Early Show'". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.