Mark Baumert joined the Local4 news team as the News Director in February 2016.
Mark is a native Nebraskan and has lived in Central Nebraska more than 30 years. He and his wife Teresa live near Doniphan. Teresa is an educator at Barr Middle School in Grand Island. Both Mark and his wife are active members of St. Leo's parish in Grand Island, where Mark also participates in the parish music ministry.
He formerly was News Director at NTV in Kearney. Mark's track record includes the development of successful news programs, extended live coverage of community events, and internal development and training of broadcast journalists with whom he has worked.
Mark believes that every community, regardless of size, deserves top-notch news coverage from its local TV station. That principle guides the decisions he makes in daily news coverage. Mark is grateful for the many professional relationships he holds with community leaders in Central Nebraska. More than that, he appreciates the friendships he's built along the way with Central Nebraska TV viewers.
His outside interests include Husker football (GBR!!), literature and working on his lawn and garden. He plays the guitar and sings at St. Leo's parish.
He is also an enthusiastic....but mediocre...golfer.