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Mike Clark
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Mike Clark has been anchoring the news at WTAE since 1995. He can be seen weekdays on Channel 4 Action News at 6 and 11 p.m.

Clark is a 1985 graduate of St. John's University in New York. Before coming to Pittsburgh, he worked for WLIG in Long Island, N.Y., WEVU in Fort Myers, Fla., WMTW in Portland, Maine, and WSYX in Columbus, Ohio.

Clark is married with four children (ages 15 to 21), and has (sadly) retired from helping to coach their soccer, baseball and basketball teams.

His work as a news anchor, reporter and writer has been recognized for its excellence by numerous organizations, including the Emmys, the Golden Quill and the Associated Press.

Clark is proud to have anchored several Emmy Award-winning newscasts for Channel 4 Action News, including two that captured "Best Newscast." He was also honored for field-anchoring Channel 4 Action News' Emmy Award-winning continuing coverage of the crash of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, and the rescue of nine miners at Quecreek in July 2002.

He was also cited for his distinguished field anchoring of Pope John Paul II's visits to St. Louis in 1999, and to New York and Baltimore in 1995. He also field anchored WTAE's live coverage of Pope Benedict's first pilgrimage to America in 2008, in Washington D.C., and New York City.

Clark was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from La Roche College in 2004. In 2003, he received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the New York Institute of Technology. And he received the 2002 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Fraternal Societies of Greater Pittsburgh. Clark received a Cardinal Fulton Sheen Television Award in New York City for his series of reports on the Chimbote Mission in Peru in 2000. Clark was presented the Bill Burns Award at the 2007 Art Rooney CYO Dinner, for excellence in Television Broadcasting. He is the 2009 recipient of the Cardinal Donald Wuerl Flame of Hope Award for his commitment to serving the poor, and the 2009 recipient of the Cardinal John Wright Media Award from the Alumni Association of the Bishop's Latin School.

One of Pittsburgh's most sought-after guest speakers, Clark is a proud community ambassador for WTAE. He is a member of the Executive Board at Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, The Chimbote Foundation and Mother's Hope Foundation. He has volunteered his time for dozens of charitable organizations, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the ALS Association, Genesis of Pittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh YMCA, the Arthritis Foundation, the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, the Salvation Army/Project Bundle-Up and Allegheny County's Senior Companion Program.

Clark serves as an adjunct professor of journalism at Duquesne University and served as an instructor for La Roche College's Challenge Program. He also writes a monthly column on parenting and youth sports for the Pittsburgh Sports Report and KidSport Magazine.

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