Mark Ovenden Biography
Mark Ovenden is an American journalist who serves Dakota News Now as the sports director. He joined the station in 1996 and has served the station for more than 2 and a half decades. Additionally, he serves as a co-host of Calling All Sports, a daily radio show aired on many stations throughout the area. Further, he serves Sterling eMarketing as an account executive.
Mark Ovenden Age
Ovenden was born and grew up in Boston. 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 70’s.
Mark Ovenden Height
Ovenden stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Mark Ovenden Family
Ovenden was born and grew up in Boston. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Mark Ovenden Wife
Ovenden is a married man. Together they have been blessed with three sons and are proud grandparents to 10 grandchildren inclusive of 5 boys, and 5 girls. Luckily they are all living in this area.
Mark Ovenden Net Worth
Ovenden has an estimated net worth of about $850 000- $1.5 Million which he has earned through his career as a sports director.
Mark Ovenden Salary
Ovenden earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Mark Ovenden Education
Ovenden is a proud graduate of the University of Richmond where he was pursuing a major in journalism. While in his senior year in college, Ovenden was hired by WTVR as their weekend sports anchor.
Mark Ovenden Career
Ovenden serves Dakota News Now as the sports director. He joined the station in 1996 and has served the station for more than 2 and a half decades. Additionally, he serves as a co-host of Calling All Sports, a daily radio show aired on many stations throughout the area. Further, he serves Sterling eMarketing as an account executive.
Ovenden is a sports lover and passionate about them. He was reporting driveway and yard games played there, and it became a logical choice every minute of it. During his time at college, he got an opportunity and began his on-air job in Richmond. He followed a sports director position at WIFR in Rockford, IL prior to coming to Sioux Falls in 1978 for a quick 2-year stay at KSFY. In South Dakota, he got a chance to conduct radio play-by-play, which was what he actually wanted to do professionally.
He began an advertising agency after 9 years at KSFY and went on to work at all three Sioux Falls stations, including 24 years as Sports Director at KDLT. In addition, he co-hosts a daily radio show heard on multiple stations throughout the region Calling All Sports. He covers local and regional sports on a nightly basis, which he loves. While in South Dakota, he had a great chance to work with many great people.
The people he has met and the stories he has reported, as a result, have made this a very rewarding and enjoyable profession after. He says that when something you are doing you are passionate about, it is so advantageous. In the course of his time in South Dakota, the SD Coaches Association voted him as the Sportscaster of the Year. He also won multiple Sportscasts of the Year and was awarded a Distinguished Service Award from the SDHSAA. In addition, he received the prestigious Tom Brokaw Award after being recognized by the SD Volleyball Coaches Association.
Mark OvendenDakota News Now
Ovenden is working at Dakota News Now where he works alongside other famous Dakota News Now anchors and reporters including;
- Brian Allen
- Erik Thorstenson
- Sam Wright
- Phil Schreck
- Tyler Roney
- Aaron Doudna
- Austin Haskins
- Zach Borg
Mark Ovenden Social Media Platforms
Ovenden is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Twitter. He has over 3k followers on Twitter.