Mark Kono Biography
Mark Kono is an American professional helicopter pilot and anchor/reporter working for KTLA 5. There he serves as an anchor for KTLA’s Sky5 on the KTLA Morning News.
Mark Kono Age
Kono was born on May 6 thus he celebrates his birthday on the 6th of May every year. He has not revealed the year he was born as he is private about his personal life. However, he might be in his 50’s.
Mark Kono Height
Kono stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m) tall.
Mark Kono Family
Kono 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 whether Kono has any siblings.
Mark Kono Wife
Kono is married to Ginger Chan, a fellow KTLA 5 Morning News anchor. The KTLA couple celebrated their anniversary in July 2018. Lynette Romero, the fellow KTLA anchor/reporter, tweeted a short clip of their celebration and said that she loves the KTLA husband-and-wife power couple.
Mark Kono Children
The couple has three children. In May 2014, their elder son, Ryder Kono, rejoiced at the moment when his twin siblings were born. Devyn Doris Kono was born one minute earlier than Alyssa Rose Kono. Devyn weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces among the stable twin daughters of the couple, while her younger sister, Alyssa, weighed 5 pounds 8 ounces during their pregnancy.
In May 2017, when the couple’s twins hit the age of three, their mother Ginger took her Instagram and wished ‘Happy Birthday to her adorable daughters. She posted a throwback image where her elder brother Ryder’s company was enjoyed by the siblings.
Mark Kono Net Worth
Kono has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a Journalist.
Mark Kono Salary
Kono earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Mark Kono Career
Kono serves at KTLA 5 as an anchor for KTLA’s Sky5 on the KTLA Morning News. His operational background includes electronic newsgathering (ENG), executive charter, aerial photography, production, offshore, and lifesaving medical flights, and he has been a professional helicopter pilot for over 25 years. He’s been flown to many major media outlets, including KSAZ-TV in Phoenix and KGO-TV in San Francisco, as well as KCBS-TV, KNBC-TV, KABC-TV, and KTTV-TV in Los Angeles, and his experience has brought him to different parts of the world. He was honored for his role on the KTLA Morning News with several Emmy awards.
Kono started his Robinson R22 flight school, learning to fly at Hiser Helicopters in Corona, California, beginning in 1988. Hiser was a business in the 80s and 90s that was in its heyday. They would mainly train local and overseas pilots sent to the USA to receive initial R22 ratings and then, depending on the student, they would also complete a turbine transfer course in either a Bell 206 or MD500 before returning to Asia.
Kono started his flight training in a Robinson R22, learning to fly at Hiser Helicopters in Corona, California in 1988, starting out like so many before him. Hiser was a business in the 80s and 90s that was in its heyday. They will mainly train local and overseas pilots sent to the USA to receive initial R22 ratings and then, depending on the student, frequently complete a turbine transfer course in either a Bell 206 or MD500 before returning to Asia.
However, Kono ran out of money after receiving his private helicopter rank. Although he returned to non-flying roles to build up some more cash to complete his ratings, he was forced to put his flying on hold. His return to flight training to complete his commercial, CFI, and instrument ratings came in 1992 when he was able to restart “All Flyable” with a now-extinct company located at Long Beach Airport.
The company was founded by a wealthy businessman who did his flight training at the same airport and noticed some holes in the training offered and decided that he was going to do it once done. This strategy was right on the money, according to Kono. However, the company only lasted five years in service with much riding on aircraft purchases, equipment, payroll, and a small decline in student enrollment.
Mark Kono KTLA
Kono is working at KTLA where he works alongside other famous KTLA anchors and reporters including;
- Michaela Pereira
- Gayle Anderson
- Wendy Burch
- Rick Chambers
- Ginger Chan
- John Fenoglio
- Courtney Friel
- Bobby Gonzalez
- Megan Henderson
- Jessica Holmes
- Nerissa Knight
- Steve Kuzj
- David Lazarus
- Lauren Lyster
- Mary Beth McDade
- Kareen Wynter
Mark Kono Social Media Platforms
Kono is active on his social media accounts and often posts on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 5.2k followers on Twitter and over 4.9k followers on Instagram.