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    On TV:

    Mark L. Walberg
    Host

    UPDATED: 12.12.2011

    Host Mark L. Walberg started his television career as an assistant at Dick Clark Productions and quickly moved in front of the camera as the announcer for the popular game show Shop Til You Drop and then as host of Burnt Toast, a sports magazine show on ESPN. It was there that the late Brandon Tartikoff noticed his work, and that association produced the nationally syndicated The Mark Walberg Show. Since then, Walberg has hosted and been featured in an array of popular talk, reality competition, and game shows, including the FOX hit The Moment of Truth. He also has hosted home improvement competitions The Mansion and House Rules, knowledge quiz shows Test the Nation and Russian Roulette, and won The Weakest Link as a contestant playing for charity. He also hosted the relationship challenge Temptation Island. Realizing a long-held ambition to produce, Walberg created and produced Sunday Dinner, the first original series for the Odyssey Network, with long-time friend and television personality Mark DeCarlo (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jimmy Neutron).

    Walberg admits to being a long-time ANTIQUES ROADSHOW fan who watches with his family. "With my 20-year career in game and quiz shows," he said, "I know ANTIQUES ROADSHOW has a winning formula: the excitement and challenge of finding out how much something is worth gets viewers to tune in, and along the way they get hooked by all the incredibly interesting history."

    In addition to his successful television career, Walberg believes strongly in devoting time to create opportunities for young people. Currently he is on the board of directors of Goodwill of Southern California. He's proud to be part of an organization that is instrumental in providing hope and new futures for people who need help. He also is very involved with The Young Americans, a musical performance youth group that tours the world offering music workshops in underserved schools. In addition to Walberg, alumni include actor Tim Bagley (Grimm) and actress Nia Peeples (The Young and the Restless) He has completed production on a feature-length documentary about The Young Americans' work. Says Walberg, "The personal transformation that happens to people when they are given the ability to express themselves through the arts, specifically music and dance, is inspiring."

    Walberg and actress-wife Robbi Morgan Walberg make their home in Los Angeles, where they are busy keeping up with their son and daughter.

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    Hannah Auerbach
    WGBH Boston
    617-300-5346
    hannah_auerbach@wgbh.org





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