Mark Stevens joined the KWQC News Team in June 2012. A Geneseo native, he’s thrilled to tell stories in his home market. Mark started his journalism career in radio, working as a news announcer in Kewanee, as well as becoming a reporter and anchor at WHO-AM in Des Moines. He made the switch to television news in 2010, landing a reporting job at WTVO/WQRF in Rockford.
Mark’s favorite stories in his short career: Profiling two World War Two veterans. One who holds the record as the youngest Naval aviator of that war. And another who helped liberate a Concentration Camp at the war’s end.
A graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Mark hopes to continue telling interesting and unique stories in the QCA. The Quad Cities deserves good reporting, and KWQC is the place to get it.
Mark seems to be following the paths of his parents right now. They both started their careers in Rockford, before moving to the Quad Cities. (They’re encouraging him to look for work in Hawaii in the future.)
When he’s not at work, you can find Mark attempting to sail on the Mississippi, or browsing the library for a good book.
On his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he attacked the media on the same day as the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
Journalists and celebrities are gathering in the nation's capital for the annual correspondents' dinner, which is being skipped by the president in a break with tradition. At a rally earlier, President Trump bashed the media and said Hollywood actors and reporters are "consoling themselves" at the event.
Trump holds a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to celebrate his first 100 days in office. Trump is skipping the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, the first time a president has not attended that event since Ronald Reagan.
President Trump scored a few laughs at his Pennsylvania Saturday night when he explained to supporters that the White House Correspondents' Dinner took place without him.
Late night TV host Samantha Bee will deliver her counterpunch to the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night.