A dynamic veteran sports journalist and broadcaster Mark Gray has over 20 years experience in multimedia communications. Mark’s distinctive style is energetic and provocative in broadcast (radio & TV), print, and on the internet. His SportsGroove brand continues to set new trends in new and non-traditional media.

An award winning writer, Gray’s professional experience began at the Atlanta Daily World newspaper as Sports Editor where he redefined community and local sports coverage in that market. From there he became a general sports correspondent for the Atlanta Journal & Constitution. For three years Gray was a sports columnist for Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s City Paper which led to his opportunity to write for the Atlanta Tribune. He was also the original Atlanta Hawks NBA blogger for the The Sporting News. In 1997, Gray was honored by the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists with the Best Feature Story for Print. He was also a contributor for Atlanta Hawks, Falcons, and Braves team publications.

Gray is an accomplished broadcast having debuted the weekly version of ESPN Radio’s Gameday program with former Major League pitcher Rob Dibble. He introduced his concept of the “Weekend Sports Groove” and also was a host for Game Night on the worldwide leader in sports as well.

Mark has been on the cutting edge of satellite radio since its inception. “The SportsGroove Radio Show” on XM Satellite Radio was the first originally produced sports program on that platform. He was also the first weekend host for MLB Live, the Major League Baseball channel’s, wrap up show on Home Plate channel 175. Gray also hosted talk radio programs in Atlanta, on WQXI 790 The Zone, and for Radio One’s WOL-AM in Washington D.C. The SportsGroove Radio Show is now a weekly pod cast on HSRN.com. He is now also a host on 106.7 The fan in Washington, D.C.

Gray’s unmistakable candor is his calling card. He was a game analyst for college football and basketball broadcasts on the former MBC Network and his work has been seen on Sunshine Network and Comcast SportsNet as well. Currently, he is a play by play announcer and coordinator of talk programming for the Heritage Sports Radio Network, which airs on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. And continues to produce innovative programming for his “SportsGroove TV” brand that includes: The Beltway Sports Report, HBCU Sports Reports, and “Not Hatin’ Just Sayin’ ”.

Mark is a 1990 Who’s Who Graduate of Morgan State University where he received his B.S. degree in telecommunications/Broadcast Journalism.

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  • Lisa Gainey Wheeler posted 157 days ago

    Lisa Gainey Wheeler

    Hi Mark,
    Just read your excellent article in the July 1st edition of the Afro American, as a Spingarn High School graduate I appreciate the love for our b-ball star alumni. Just wanted to remind you that their maybe others but Sherman Douglas (Syracuse) was another Spingarn NBA hometown superstar in his day.
    Lisa Gainey Wheeler
    Spingarn Class of 1974

  • Kenny DeJohn posted 1882 days ago

    Kenny DeJohn

    Welcome to the Nationals F/C team, Mark.