Mark Ibanez has been with the KTVU Channel 2 Sports Department for 34 years, making him the longest running sports reporter and anchor in the Bay Area. He has received three Emmy Awards during his career as KTVU Channel 2 Sports Director: one for Best Regular Weekly Sports Show and another for "49er Playbook." He's also been nominated for an Emmy eight times.
His sports commentary book, "Mark's Remarks," has been a best-seller, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. In recognition of his efforts, the society named him Ambassador of the Year.
Ibanez's love of sports, in-depth analysis and creative style made him the obvious choice in 1979 as sportscaster on KTVU's "The 10 O'Clock News." In 1987, Ibanez was named sports director. When the NFL moved to Fox, he became the anchor of the highly-rated pre-game 49er Playbook and The Point After post-game show.
For a time radio listeners could hear Ibanez each Monday talking sports with Greg Kihn on KUFX, known as K-Fox in San Jose.
Before coming to KTVU, Ibanez worked as a sportscaster on KXTV Channel 10 in Sacramento.
Born in Toronto, Ibanez has lived most of his life in the Bay Area. He attended high school in Petaluma and junior college in Santa Rosa, then received his B.A. degree in Journalism, Radio and Television Broadcasting from the University of Idaho.
His interests, in addition to all sports, include music, theater, photography, and playing the drums.
He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four children.