Mark Fryklund Biography, Wiki
Mark Fryklund is an American Meteorologist and Photojournalist working for KOCO 5 in Oklahoma City. He joined the station in September 1984.
Mark Fryklund Age
Fryklund was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States. He likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 50s.
Mark Fryklund Height
Fryklund stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
Mark Fryklund’s Family
Fryklund was raised in Hibbing, Minnesota. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. Also, there is no information regarding him having any siblings.
Mark Fryklund’s Wife, Children/Grandchildren
Fryklund is married to his lovely spouse, Lauren. They have been in marriage for over 3 and a half decades. Fryklund and Lauren take great pride in being mom and dad to their 2 children, whose names are currently under review. They are blessed with 2 grandchildren, whose names are currently under review.
Mark Fryklund’s Net Worth
Fryklund has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Meteorologist.
Mark Fryklund Salary
Fryklund earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Mark Fryklund Education
Fryklund is a proud alumnus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He graduated from the college in the year 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in creative writing, English, and English literature, and a minor in filmmaking, and photography. During his stint at the college, was a photographer for Radio on-air, the school newspaper.
Mark Fryklund Career
Fryklund serves at KOCO 5 as a meteorologist for First Alert Weather. He has over 4 decades of experience with TV news. He began his career at KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minnesota as a photojournalist. From there, he moved to KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas as a photojournalist. He began as a photojournalist at KOCO before taking the role of a meteorologist. He started to cover weather events regularly in the year 1996. Since then, he was working on improving his skills in storm chasing by pursuing storm spotter training courses via the National Weather Service annually and learning from KOCO-TV meteorologists.
In May of 2011, he experienced his favorite storm-chasing moment, when he was chasing a tornado that struck Piedmont. Together with a reporter, they picked up the tornado near Hinton and followed it as it crossed Interstate 40. Fryklund says that the storm was wrapped in the rain so that they could not literally see it. They were however close enough to feel the force of the storm that almost lifted their truck off the ground. Fryklund and the reporter waited for the tornado to pass across Interstate 40 then went ahead at a safe distance. When they decided to travel to the east on the interstate, there was a semi-trailer on its side, not more than 1.6 kilometers (mile) from where they had made their stops. It was fortunate that there were no injuries, and they continued chasing the storm while broadcasting live from their vehicle.
Fryklund says that he is thrilled to chase storms and therefore he loves his job because it gives him the chance to use his training to alert the public during weather emergencies. When he is not at work, he likes carpentry, fishing, and camping. He is a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church, where he works with the audio/visual team. He also serves as a teacher of third-grade Sunday school. Fryklund is also a licensed drone pilot.
Mark Fryklund KOCO 5
Fryklund is currently working at KOCO 5 where he works alongside other famous KOCO 5 meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Evan Onstot
- Zach Rael
- Mecca Rayne
- Jessica Schambach
- Michael Armstrong
- Sabrina Bates
- Jonathan Conder
- Kyle Hamm
- Buck King
- Damon Lane
- Chase Rutledge
- Nick Smith
- Derik Kline
- Shane Helton
Mark Fryklund Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 750 followers on Twitter.