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- Giangreco Biography
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- Giangreco Net worth
- Giangreco Family
- Giangreco Career/ ABC 7
- Giangreco Married
- Giangreco Twitter
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Mark Giangreco Biography
Mark Giangreco (born May 13, 1952) is the sports director and lead sports anchor for WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Giangreco currently anchors the sports segment on ABC7 during the 5 pm and 10 pm newscasts & is an ESPN Radio contributor.
Mark Giangreco Age
He was born on May 13, 1952, in Buffalo, NY. He is 68 years old.
Mark Giangreco Education
Giangreco was born in Buffalo, New York, where he attended Canisius High School and graduated in 1970. He attended the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. In college, he began his broadcasting career on WING Radio. He graduated in 1974.
Mark Giangreco and Cynthia Giangreco
Mark is a married man. He married his longtime girlfriend Cynthia Giangreco popularly known as Cindy Giangreco and has 3 children named Mark, Christopher, and Matt from the relationship. Mark and Cindi’s divorce was finalized in 2005.
Mark Giangreco Family
Giangreco has two brothers: Thomas Giangreco, a medical device consultant in Buffalo, New York, and Pete Giangreco, a Democratic Party political consultant who has worked on seven presidential campaigns, including the 2008 presidential campaign for then-Senator Barack Obama.
Mark Giangreco Career/ ABC 7
Giangreco has earned a reputation for being a sports anchor that even non-sports fans enjoy watching, delivering sports with humor, wit, and an interesting spin on the day’s sports news. He joined ABC 7 Chicago in 1994.
Giangreco came to ABC 7 from Chicago’s WMAQ-TV, where he was the station’s sports director, sports anchor/reporter (1983-94), and the weekend anchor/reporter (1982-83).
Previously, Giangreco worked at WLKY-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a sports anchor and sports director (1978-82). Before this, he served as a weekend sports anchor and reporter at WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio (1976-77).
Giangreco’s broadcasting career began during his college years when he joined WING-AM radio in Dayton as a news and sports reporter in 1972.
Giangreco has been honored with the prestigious Iris Award from the National Association of Television Program Executives, five Emmys, two Peter Lisagor Awards, and two Associated Press Awards for “Best Sportscast.” Giangreco currently serves as an honorary chairman of the Ronald McDonald House fundraising efforts. In 1996, the Chicago Father’s Day Council named him “Father of the Year,” and in 1995, he won the Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans and the Justinian Society of Italian Lawyers Award for journalism. Giangreco received the 1982 Louisville Journalism Award for his excellence in sports reporting. Most recently, he was honored with the 2017 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year Award.
Mark Giangreco Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $4 million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Mark Giangreco Suspensions
In 2004, Giangreco was suspended one week without pay for a joke on the city of Detroit, Michigan after the Detroit Pistons won the NBA championship. The joke consisted of a black-and-white movie clip of a city burning and said it was a “typical night for Detroit.” Immediately following the clip, Giangreco said he was just kidding. Many who were deeply offended said his actions were racist, but he is known for his sarcasm and humor and some believe the joke was made in good jest.
On Feb 19, 2017, Giangreco tweeted, “Donald Trump: a hateful ignorant corrupt simpleton supported by 87% of Republicans. So obvious, so disturbing America exposed [sic]as a country full of simpletons who allowed this cartoon lunatic to be ‘elected’.” He was suspended by ABC for his comments that were said to be “not in line with ABC 7 Chicago’s non-partisan editorial standards.”