Mark Suppelsa

Mark Suppelsa is the co-anchor of WGN News at Four, Five, Nine and Ten. He first joined the WGN-TV team in July 2008, but has been working in the TV news business for 33 years.

Prior to joining WGN-TV, Mark spent five years at Fox O&O, WFLD, anchoring Fox News Chicago at Nine. He spent ten years at Chicago’s NBC O&O, WMAQ-TV as a weekend anchor, reporter and early evening news anchor.

Mark is a 9-time Regional Emmy winner and has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow award for reporting along with numerous Illinois Associated Press awards for reporting and anchoring. Over the years, Mark has covered a variety of stories including Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev’s first visit to the United States in 1990, the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, 6 National Conventions, President Obama’s historic first Inauguration and more recently many investigative stories in Chicago. Mark has also interviewed four U.S. presidents.

Mark was born in Milwaukee, WI, but grew up in the Chicago area, where he now lives with his family.

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    Judging the Judges: Trouble in the courtroom

    It’s quiet after hours in the courtrooms at the Cook County Circuit Court, but you still feel the sense of dignity and the power of the man or woman who sits in judgment over everyday people. This job is so important to you and me that we vote on who can occupy this seat. Yet, it’s Chief Judge Tim Evans who picks among the elected judges which will sit in traffic, civil or criminal court. Making that call is power […]

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    Illinois delegate’s credentials revoked after ‘racist’ post

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Republican Party has revoked the GOP convention credentials of a delegate for Donald Trump for making racist comments and threats of violence of a Facebook posting. The Chicago Sun-Times reports state party chairman Tim Schneider revoked the credentials of Fifth Congressional District delegate Lori Gayne. Over a photo of law enforcement officials on the roof of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Gayne wrote they were waiting for a (racial slur) to “try […]

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    Cruz booed at RNC, does not endorse Trump

    CLEVELAND — Ted Cruz sensationally withheld an endorsement of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor before he was upstaged by a power play by the GOP nominee himself. In a dramatic development, as Cruz wrapped up his speech, Trump suddenly appeared in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, walking to join his family in a VIP area, in a gesture that transmitted clear anger at the Texas senator’s behavior. […]

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    Who is Mike Pence?

    CLEVELAND — So who is this Mike Pence, this vice presidential pick of Donald Trump? Governor Mike Pence works right next door to Illinois. Yet, tonight when Illinois delegates will listen to his convention speech, it may be the first time they’ve heard the guy talk. “All I know about Mike Pence is that he’s had a very successful career in Congress,” said Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar. “And most recently governor of Indiana where they have a lot fewer problems […]

  • Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Governor John Kasich and Donald Trump talk during a commercial break during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Trump offered Kasich to be in charge of ‘domestic and foreign policy’ as VP: report

    WASHINGTON — Many vice presidents are seen as figureheads, the Robin to Batman at best. But a new report indicates Donald Trump has other ideas. According to the New York Times, when the Trump campaign reached out to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, it offered Kasich the chance to be the most powerful vice president in history. The Times reports that back in May, Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., contacted a Kasich adviser to discuss the role of vice president. The adviser told […]

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    A delegate’s eye-view at the RNC

    CLEVELAND — What’s life like for delegates on the floor? WGN’s team at the Republican National Convention wanted to find out. They handed the camera to former Illinois Republican Chairman and John Kasich delegate Pat Brady. He went searching for news and showed us what it’s like on the floor of the Quicken Loans arena.

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    Trump’s ousted staffer tells Illinois delegates Melania’s speech writer should be held accountable

    CLEVELAND — Controversy was brewing with the coffee early on Day 2 of the Republican National Convention The speaker for the Illinois delegation’s breakfast backed out and  30 minutes before an Illinois Trump delegate got Trump’s fired campaign manager to come speak. Fired @realDonaldTrump campaign chief #CoreyLewandowski arrives to address Illinois @rnc delegation breakfast. — MarkSuppelsa (@MarkSuppelsa) July 19, 2016 Corey Lewandowski wound up making national news today. Former @realDonaldTrump campaign manager at IL delegation. Tells media campaign accountable […]

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    Donald Trump takes stage briefly at RNC

    CLEVELAND — Donald Trump arrived at the Republican National Convention that will nominate him for president of the United States. Trump drew cheers as he took the stage to introduce his wife, Melania, before her remarks to the delegates. The candidate made only brief comments, telling the crowd in Cleveland: “We’re going to win, we’re going to win so big.” Trump is expected to return to Manhattan late Monday and then travel back to Cleveland Wednesday afternoon. He’s set to deliver […]

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    Illinois Republicans seek party unity at convention

    CLEVELAND — What happened in Louisiana today sent a ripple through Cleveland. The local police union making a request to temporarily ban Ohio’s open carry law outside the convention. WGN found the arriving Illinois delegation not as gung-ho as in conventions past, more just determined to show party unity with their presence after so many powerhouses decided not to come. At the Illinois delegation hotel, it was an easy in, easy on your way welcome from Illinois State Republican Party […]

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    ‘Characters’ won’t give up fight for lucrative strip club

    BROADVIEW, Ill. — Another town is battling a traveling band of no-name rich guys to build strip clubs. So how does that keep happening, where unwanted skin clubs slip into quiet suburban neighborhoods? A WGN investigation found out that it’s costing unwary taxpayers in these small communities a fortune. It makes you wonder: What’s so special about the dingy strip of land in Broadview that makes it worth nine years of lawsuits and thousands upon thousands of dollars in legal […]