Sunrise sports presenter
Mark Beretta is Australia’s most watched Sports Presenter. He is also an author, engineer, 10-times Australian water ski champion, Dancing With The Stars contestant, and marathon bike rider. As sports guru for the Seven Network’s Sunrise program, he has been watched by almost half a million Australians every day.
Highly regarded amongst sport presenters and commentators, Mark has covered almost every major international event over 20 years in sports journalism.
A vibrant personality with the ability to make guests feel immediately at ease in his company, Mark Beretta is in high demand as a corporate host and MC.
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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.
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. He 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 the World Cup Aerials, the Moomba Masters, 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.
Mark is a familiar motorsports broadcaster. He has commentated the Bathurst 24 Hour Race, the Australian Super Touring Car Championships and is part of the Seven Network’s coverage of the V8 Supercar series, where he provides updates from down on the race track and in pit lane during race coverage. He also hosts Seven’s weekly V8’s show V8’s Xtra.
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 medalist 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.
Mark Beretta also works with the Children’s Cancer Institute. An Engineer, he has worked with BHP and Honeywell.
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.
-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
Everyone was thrilled with the entire lunch and the compliments keep rolling in - it couldn't have been done without your help.
-Surf Life Saving Australia
You were charming, warm, humorous and unflappable - in short simply terrific! I hope we have the opportunity to benefit from your presence, expertise, and good will in the future!
Thanks for your MC expertise on Wednesday…it all went off really well…you were great, so warm and natural!