Mark Beretta is Australia's most watched Sports Presenter.
As Sports guru for the Seven Network's SUNRISE program, Mark's half hourly Sport Reports, and morning Sports Chat, are seen by almost half a million Australians every day.
The 39 year old is one of Australia's most highly regarded Sport Presenters and Commentators, having covered almost every major international event over his 20 years in sports journalism.
Mark began his career at radio 3GL, Geelong in 1988. The following year he moved to Triple M Melbourne as a sports reporter.
In 1994, Mark joined Channel Ten to commentate and report for its National Basketball League coverage. His work impressed executives at Seven Melbourne and within a year, he was working as a sports reporter for the Seven Network.
While sport has always been Mark's first love, he graduated with an Engineering Degree, and has worked with BHP and Honeywell.
A veteran of five Olympic Games broadcasts, Mark was one of the anchors for Seven's award winning coverage of the 2000 Games in Sydney.
Mark also co-anchored "Follow The Flame", the live coverage of the final week of the Olympic Torch Relay, watched by millions of Australians.
Mark was a member of Seven's distinguished AFL commentary team. He has also hosted Seven's coverage of the Manchester Commonwealth Games, the Nagano Winter Olympics, Bathurst 24 Hour Race, the World Cup Aerials, the Moomba Masters, the Australian Super Touring Car Championships, the Kellogg's Surf League, and Seven's Winter Sport Series.
He was behind the microphone when Alisa Camplin captured gold in the Freestyle Aerials at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Other highlights include hosting Seven's telecast during Cathy Freeman's 400 metres Gold in Sydney, working with Greg Norman to host the arrival of the Olympic Flame in Sydney, and being poolside for Kieren Perkin's Gold medal swim at Atlanta in the 1500m freestyle.
Prior to joining Australia's Number 1 Breakfast show, Mark was the Sports Anchor on Seven News, where alongside Ian Ross, Seven News rose to be Sydney's most watched News service. Mark also spent two years as co-anchor of "Sunrise" with Georgie Gardner. He also regularly reports for the top rating lifestyle program, "Sydney Weekender".
Mark's own sporting achievements provide treasured memories. He is a 10-time Australian Water Ski champion, a silver medallist at the Singapore International Masters, and held a U.S. Regional record.
Understandably Mark's interests include water-skiing. He also enjoys running, golf, tennis and flying. Mark is a keen supporter of the Geelong Football Club.
"Thank you for the wonderful job that you did as Master Of Ceremonies at the PGA Gala Dinner at the Star City Casino. Over the years we have had many MC's but I can assure you, none better than yourself. Your professionalism and relaxed demeanor made it extremely easy for our staff and all involved to work with you. We look forward to maintaining a close relationship.."
CEO, Professional Golfers Association Of Australia.
"Thank you for your role as Master of Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics Welcome Home function attended by Prime Minister John Howard. Everyone is raving about it at the AOC, and very happy with your role."
Australian Olympic Committee.
"Thanks for your MC expertise on Wednesday.. it all went off really well.. you were great, so warm and natural!"
Managing Director, 12 Parasols Public Relations.
"Everyone was thrilled with the entire lunch and the compliments keep rolling in - it couldn't have been done without your help."
PR & Communications Manager, Surf Life Saving Australia
"You were charming, warm, humourous and unflappable - in short simply terrific! I hope we have the opportunity to benefit from your presence, expertise, and good will in the future!"
General Manager, Information and Support Services, MS Society.