Mark Ibanez Biography
Mark Ibanez is an American journalist currently working as a reporter at KTVU. Moreover, he has been with the KTVU Channel 2 Sports Department for over 34 years, making him as the longest running sports reporter and anchor in the Bay Area.
Mark Ibanez Age
Mark was born in 1956 in the United States. He grew up in Marin County, U.S. He is about 63 years old as of 2019. Ibanez is an American and belongs to white ethnicity.Mark Ibanez Photo
Mark Ibanez Family
Mark was born in a middle-class family, he grew up with a family that focused on educational pursuits and had nothing to do with sports. His mother was a nurse.
Mark Ibanez Wife | Mark Ibanez Children
Mark has married three times and he has four kids altogether. However, the identity of his wives and children are not disclosed yet. He has never shared the details about his wives and children in the media. One of his wives is known as Tina, they have a son together. Currently, his marital status is unknown.
Mark Ibanez Education
Ibanez attended several schools that include San Rafel High School, Petaluma Senior High School, Santa Rosa Junior College. After completing his elementary education, he earned his Journalism degree from the University of Idaho in 1978.
Mark Ibanez Career
He began his first real job at KXTV in Sacramento and after a little, over a year he got a call from the news director at KTVU Channel 2. He had been on vacation in Lake Tahoe and had seen him at Sacramento station while he was up there. They met for lunch on his way back to the Bay Area and he offered him the weekend sports anchor job at KTVU within a week.
That was in 1979, and here it’s more than 35 years later, and Mark is still working on a job he loves and covering all the teams he grew up following. He would actually go so far as to say. All the teams with which he grew up living and dying. He takes sports seriously, but when his team loses, he doesn’t freak out and throw tantrum. Not at least anymore.
He never wanted to work in any other station or in any other city. He had been able to cover numerous Super Bowls, World Series and visit most of the country’s sports venues. I saw Dwight Clark making “The Catch” for the 49ers. I was perhaps twenty feet away from him when it happened.
Moreover, he has been with the KTVU Channel 2 Sports Department for over 35 years, making him the longest running sports reporter and anchor in the Bay Area.
Mark Ibanez Net Worth
Mark Ibanez receives a good salary from KTVU. He receives more than $70,000 from KTVU as an annual salary. He makes an impressive net worth throughout his career as a sports director. However, the current net worth of Mark is not yet disclosed. Looking at his outstanding career, his net worth is estimated at around $300,000. So far she has never talked in the media about his house, cars, and properties.
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Updated Dec 24, 2015
Mark Ibanez blogs about embarrassing moment on live TV
Last Sunday Steve Harvey had an embarrassing moment on live TV.
Harvey took the blame for announcing that Miss Colombia won the crown instead of Miss Philippines. Harvey immediately apologized for the mistake calling it a “human error,” and apologized on Twitter.
Mark Ibanez posted about the incident – remembering one of his on air gaffes.
I usually don’t read too much social media stuff, but I understand that comedian/game show host/writer and all around talented guy, Steve Harvey is taking quite a beating today for basically reading the wrong winner at last night’s Miss Universe contest.
On live television anything can happen and he simply made a mistake.
And by the way, I believe he responded perfectly by admitting he goofed right away… and let’s all move on.
I am on live television five nights a week and I have made so many mistakes over the years, mispronouncing words, accidently reading the wrong score and basically just screwing up.
I would like to share with you what I consider to be my ALL TIMER!
It was many years ago and the Warriors had a very scrappy team, they weren’t great but playoff worthy and they pretty much had to fight it out for everything they got.
You may remember those teams with Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond – nicknamed ‘Run TMC.’
Anyway, they were in the playoffs one year and they were playing the Phoenix Suns.
Channel Two sent me to Phoenix to cover all the excitement.
The game went into overtime and it was thrilling and hotly contested but the Warriors lost.
Because the game ran so long I had to go running out to the parking lot to do my live broadcast without time
to collect my thoughts.
The first words out of my mouth were, “a GUTLESS effort by the Warriors tonight against the Suns”.
I was trying to say it was a GUTSY effort by the Warriors but the word would not come to me!
I wound up getting all flustered and stuttered and stammered and finished by saying something lame like “they played with guts” But it was too late.
You know how passionate Warriors fans are, even back then. When I called Channel Two to ask if it looked
that bad…the guy who answered the phone said “listen to this!”
All you could hear was all our phones ringing, with viewers complaining about me!
I am very thankful there was no YouTube, or other social media… I might not be writing this right now.
Steve Harvey, keep on keep’in on.
I feel for you. Live television is very unforgiving.