Meteorologist Mark Stitz joined the StormTracker Team in November 2015.
Mark grew up in Canton, Ohio, home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He stayed in Ohio for college, earning his meteorology degree from The Ohio State University.
After enduring many cold and snowy winters in Ohio, Mark moved south, accepting his first TV job at KLST in San Angelo, Texas. He spent nearly four years there forecasting the high heat and the severe storms caused by the dry line, a common feature in the Southern Plains separating the dry desert air from the moist Gulf of Mexico air.
While in Texas, Mark earned the designation of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society. The AMS grants the CBM designation to broadcast meteorologists who meet established criteria for scientific competence and effective communication skills in their weather presentations.
Mark then moved to Lexington, Kentucky, known for its thoroughbred horse farms and bourbon. He spent more than two years at ABC 36 forecasting the weather he grew up with, including spring storms and winter snow.