Mark Suppelsa

Journalist (1962)
Tue Aug 18 2020
By   Selena

Mark Suppelsa is a former American journalist who is the best know for his work at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois as an anchor and investigative reporter. Moreover, he worked for WGN Evening News as the co-anchor at 5 to 7 p.m, and for the channel's long-running primetime newscast, WGN News at Nine and WGN News at Ten.

Mark Eugene Suppelsa was born June 25, 1962, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States to the parents, Gene Suppelsa and Gene Suppelsa. After moving to Frankfort, Illinois in 1978, he graduated from Lincoln-Way High School in 1980. Later, he completes his graduation from Marquette University in 1984 with a degree in journalism. So far, he holds American citizenship and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Who Is Mark Suppelsa Married?

Retired Chicago TV news anchor Mark is a happily married man. For now, he has been living a blissful married life along with his beautiful wife, Candus Suppelsa.

Photo: Mark Suppelsa With His Wife Candus Suppelsa And Their Daughter, Ava 
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Mark met his future wife Candus in 1988 while working in Minneapolis, as per the Chicago Tribune article published on June 29, 1997. But the couple has kept their most of their private details away from the limelight or private.

Because of this, it is still unknown the exact date of their wedding on the media. As per some online tabloids, they are enjoying their conjual relationship for about 19 years. Furthermore, they have two adult children, a daughter Ava Suppelsa, aged, 23, while another kid's name remains private.

Photo: Mark Suppelsa's Daughter Ava Suppelsa's Performing At The Listening Room Cafe
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Currently, Ava is pursuing her career in music. She performs at King Pen Music and Warner Chappell Nashville. She studied the prestigious boarding school Interlochen Arts Academy where she started her songwriting programs at 16. Now, the family of four resides in Evanston, Illinois.

How Much Is Mark Suppelsa's Net Worth?

Well, Mark has experienced a long career in the broadcasting field spanning nearly four decades. Hence, as being a well-known reporter and anchor, he has successfully amassed a huge amount of money. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at around $1 Million.

Suppelsa is known for reporting the WGN-TV's newscasts programs WGN News at Nine and WGN News at Ten in Chicago. So, as per his recompense, he might be received an annual wage of $47700, which is the average wage of WGN employees in the United States.

WGN Evening News 4 pm Team with Mark Suppelsa on his last day.

But on December 8, 2017, he announced his retirement after working 39 years in the news field. In the same way, Robert Hager also retired in 2004 after working for NBC Nightly News for 35 years as a regular correspondent.

Apart from that, Mark sold his Evanston apartment for $1.15 million in 2018.

Career As A Journalist

Mark initially worked for the campus radio station WMUR as a disc jockey and newsman. He was also a news reporter and tv anchor for Marquette University. Then his first work out of college was at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where after six months he became an anchor.

Suppelsa became an anchor at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-Saint Paul in 1987. As a weekend anchor and reporter, he joined WMAQ-TV in Chicago in July 1993. He later became an anchor for late afternoon news and early evening news but in March 2003 he left the station.

 Mark Suppelsa Retired On December 8, 2017
Photo: Mark Suppelsa at WGN9
Source: YouTube

He eventually joins WFLD-TV in Chicago in March 2003 as a reporter, fill-in anchor, and investigative journalist. Then he was promoted to be co-anchor of WFLD's Fox News Chicago at Nine in Chicago by WFLD in September 2004.

He signed a contract with WGN-TV to anchor the news that would replace Steve Sanders at 9 pm. Previous to that, he worked on WTMX-FM radio in Chicago as a morning news anchor for the Eric and Kathy Show.

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