A trustworthy, authoritative voice during severe weather and tenured media personality, meteorologist Mark Collins has become a viewer favorite on the CBS weather segments in Tampa Florida. He has embraced emerging forecasting technologies to help the way we plan our outdoor lives. A Sunshine State native, Mark has been anchoring weather for over 16 years in Florida.
Perhaps best known on the weekend morning newscast, Mark also is a creative influence behind the camera. A computer specialist and innovator in the weather department, his considerable behind-the-scenes experience with WSI weather computers streamlines the efficiency of the weather team, and provides an advantage over other stations during wall-to-wall disruptive weather events. Mark embraces the new world of social media and reaches out to the Tampa Bay community with frequent science talks.
Mark Collins spent over 8 years in the Jacksonville market at WTLV and WJXT during the memorable record hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. Nonstop coverage capitalized on Mark's vast knowledge of tropical cyclones. While in Miami, he trained meteorologists on weather graphics and was a valuable resource covering severe weather on-air. Before Jacksonville he worked in the nations most prepared Weather Control broadcast center at WFOR and anchored weekends at WTVJ in Miami.
Mark Collins breaks down the sometimes severe, ever-changing and massively complex weather patterns with charisma and authority. Mark makes a sunny day weathercast interesting with unique story angles. Off the air he is also a sought after speaker, talking to schools, companies, and organizations about weather phenomena and safety.