Meet Freelance Committee Chair: Mark Woolsey

Mark Woolsey is a longtime radio news anchor/reporter/newsroom manager, freelance writer/editor and meteorologist.
A native of Illinois and a graduate of Southern Illinois University’s Mass Communications program, Mark has worked as a news director, assignment editor, field/in-house reporter and occasional talk show host for stations in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and finally, Georgia.
After graduating from the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program, Marked worked for 12 years as a radio and television meteorologist for The Weather Channel. He was lauded for his reports that were part of spot news coverage awards presented to WIOD in Miami, KTRH in Houston and other notable radio news operations.
He’s also done a wide variety of freelance writing work for publications including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Atlanta Sunday Paper (defunct), Wichita Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Most recently, he’s been an anchor/reporter for the Georgia News Network and NBC Newsradio, based in Atlanta. He’s also done a grab bag of other media-related stuff, from radio and mobile deejay work to commercial voicework to traffic reporting.
Through the years, Mark has been honored for his work by the Association of News Broadcasters of Kansas, The Associated Press, United Press International and the Dallas Press Club.
Since Joining the Georgia SPJ pro chapter in early 2016 he has served on the groups freelancers committee. His goals: organizing quarterly roundtables/get-togethers for freelancers, raising the profile of Georgia SPJ freelancers through blogging and other activities and helping to build and update the group’s freelancer database.

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