WTOP anchor Mark Lewis has been behind a microphone since a high school internship during his freshman year led to a job at a radio station in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. That was all the spark he needed.
Mark went from a part-time position playing local commercials during the D.C. and University of Virginia game broadcasts to a full time position hosting the afternoon drive program on WINA radio. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Mark became a reporter and anchor at radio networks in Virginia and North Carolina.
Mark took his first “break” from broadcast journalism for an opportunity to come to the nation’s capital. For ten years, Mark advised major corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations on effective communications strategies. But then he discovered that lightning can indeed strike twice.
Mark anchored his first hour of news on WTOP radio in 1999 and knew that he’d again found a home.