Mark Murray is KVUE's Chief Meteorologist, seen weeknights on KVUE News at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10:00 pm. Born in Wisconsin and raised in Colorado, Mark first became interested in weather as a career when a tornado took aim at a radio station where he was working in 1979. Seeing such a powerful force of nature so close led Mark to the University of Colorado and Metropolitan State in Denver to learn more about the weather and to earn his degree in meteorology. In 1990, Mark and his wife, Crystal, jumped at the chance to move to Austin and join KVUE. "Central Texas is one of the few spots in the country that seems to get just about every type of weather. Extreme heat, arctic blasts, floods, drought, twisters and hail, we get it all!" Mark thinks that growing up in Colorado gives him an advantage when it comes to forecasting a rare Austin snowfall or ice storm.
Since 2000, Mark has been a part of "KGSR In The Morning." Mark provides the morning weather forecasts for 107.1 KGSR, and sits in with host, Bryan Beck, every Friday. KVUE's "Music-Lovin' Meteorologist" can often be spotted checking out the new CDs at a local record shop, catching some live Austin music, or walking the Stevie Ray Vaughan loop on the hike and bike trail. Mark & his wife are actively involved with KVUE's "Coats for Kids" and "Help Clifford Help Kids" benefiting American Youthworks. They also enjoy traveling in their RV, diving, and a nice, quiet sandy beach. Mark's received numerous awards and honors while at KVUE including ten "Best Weathercast in Texas" awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He was the first in Austin to earn the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society and holds the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. In 2008, Mark celebrated 30 years on television and radio.
Mark was voted Best Weathercaster on Austin360's Your A-List contest poll in April 2009.