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Mark Giangreco is a sports anchor for WLS-TVmarker in Chicagomarker. He joined WLS-TV in 1994. Previously, he worked for WMAQ-TVmarker in Chicago and WLKY-TV in Louisville, KY where he was known as Mark Greco. He is a graduate of the University of Daytonmarker.

Giangreco is known for being pompous as WLS-TV's sports director and sports anchor for the #1 rated 5pm and 10pm newscasts.Giangreco has won three emmys. He has also been honored with the prestigious Iris Award from the National Association of Television Program Executives. He has won two Peter Lisagor Awards and two Associated Press Awards for "Best Sportscast." In 1996, the Chicago Father's Day Council named Giangreco "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 was suspended one week without pay in 2004 for a joke on the city of Detroit after the Pistons won the NBA championship. Giangreco showed a black-and-white movie clip of a city burning and said it was a "typical night for Detroit." Giangreco immediately said he was just kidding. Many who were deeply offended said his actions were racist, but Giangreco is known for his sarcasm and humor and some believe the joke was made in good jest.

Giangreco has three sons.

His brother, Pete Giangreco, is a Democratic political consultant who has worked on seven presidential campaigns, including the 2008 presidential campaign for then-Senator Barack Obama. [245027] Mark Giangreco himself donated $1,500 to the Obama campaign. [245028]

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