Mark Giangreco is the ABC 7 Chicago sports director and primary sports anchor/reporter for the Number One rated 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. 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, KY., where he was sports anchor and sports director (1978-82). Before this, he served as weekend sports anchor and reporter at WDTN-TV in Dayton, OH (1976-77).
Giangreco has been honored many times throughout his standout career. Most recently, he was recognized with a prestigious 2012 Ring Lardner Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism. His work also has garnered a distinguish Iris Award from the National Association of Television Program Executives, three Emmy Awards, two Peter Lisagor Awards and two Associated Press Awards for "Best Sportscast." Giangreco currently serves as 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 was also honored in 1982 with the Louisville Journalism Award for his excellence in sports reporting.
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's hobbies include hockey, classic cars and drawing.
Giangreco earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Dayton in 1974. He lives in Chicago and has three sons.
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