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Friday, January 26, 2024

Mark Ross retires from KVIA 7 El Paso

Mark Ross is calling it a 50-year career and retiring from KVIA 7 El Paso, where he is the 4pm anchor. 

"It's bittersweet for me to leave an industry that has been a part of my life for so many years, but I'm not getting any younger and my wife and I have many things we'd like to do," Ross told  "It's been an honor to work at KVIA and I will miss sharing the day's news with our viewers each weekday afternoon."

His last 4pm newscast will be Wednesday, January 31, 2024. 

Nicole Gomez takes over the 4pm newscast anchor desk from Ross.

Ross has anchored the 4pm news since January 2020, but that will only be one of many duties he held for the News-Press & Gazette Company owned station.

He has worked as a news producer and for a decade as the KVIA promotion director. 

Before that, Ross was an anchor/reporter/producer/technology reporter for cross-town rival KTSM 9 News.

The Texas Tech University grad's broadcasting career started in 1979. 

Ross got behind the mic for El Paso radio stations such as News Radio 690 KTSM / Sunny 99.9 KTSM-FM. He also worked for the former 1340 KSET / 94.7 KSET-FM, KAMZ 93-Z, and album-oriented rock (AOR) station 93.9 KPAS "The Pass."

In addition to his advertising work, Ross hosted "High Q," the high school quiz show on PBS El Paso KCOS, for 14 seasons.

Within days of Ross leaving KVIA, weekend sports anchor Rachel Phillips is also leaving.

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