Mark Spain

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Mark Spain
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) News Anchor on WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia
Title News Anchor

Mark Spain is a weekday television news anchor at WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia. Formerly, Spain worked alongside Paige Kelton on Action News at WJAX-TV/WFOX-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, anchoring all evening newscasts (5, 5:30, 6, 11 on WJAX-TV and an hour-long 10 p.m. newscast on WFOX-TV).

Early life and education[edit]

Spain's career began as a paper carrier for The Cleveland Press, while he was still in junior high school. After graduating from high school, he worked for WVIZ- Public TV as he studied communications and received a BA from Cleveland State University.[1]


Before his move to the Florida television market, Spain worked in the Cleveland area television market, initially as a news reporter for WEWS-TV, the local ABC affiliate. He then later served as the 5:00 pm co-anchor with Macie Jepson at WJW-TV, the local Fox TV affiliate, from 1996-2000. He would also serve as a fill-in anchor/reporter for the 10:00 PM weekday and the weekend news broadcasts. He then moved on to the Jacksonville market in 2000, originally under the employment of First Coast News. While at FCN, Mark co-anchored First Coast News at 7. He resigned from his positions there in 2007, to anchor CBS 47 News at 6 and FOX 30 News at 10 at the then-WTEV and the then-WAWS respectively. He replaced Russell Motley. After the duopoly rebranded into one brand, Action News, Mark was promoted to anchoring all evening newscasts alongside Paige Kelton.[2] After a major News Department shakeup, Mark Spain, Paige Kelton's last broadcasts were on or about September 1, 2014.[3] Spain is now an anchor at Lynchburg, Virginia's WSET (TV). Spain now anchors the 5:30, 6, and 11pm weekday newscasts.


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