BOSTON (CBS) – WBZ NewsRadio 1030 reporter and anchor Mark Katic passed away on Friday following a battle with cancer.
Katic began working at WBZ in 1999 as a sportscaster. About two years later, Katic became a news reporter and anchor at the station.
“You could tell he loved radio and loved what he did. I think we’d all agree that his calls during our marathon coverage were second to none,” said WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Assistant News Director Jon MacLean. “He will always remain a part of the fabric of this newsroom and his influence both on and off the air will live on.”
Katic battled cancer for the last several months, but despite his illness his colleagues say he remained upbeat and was quick to bring a smile to the newsroom.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030 reporter Carl Stevens said Katic will be remembered for many things, but his laugh in particular.
“So many things come to mind. His strength, his kindness, his intelligence, his energy,” said Stevens.
“He was a wonderful, wonderful guy. That laugh of his really was a reflection of that life of his… It was its own music, that’s for sure.”
Among the highlights of Katic’s broadcasting career are several Associated Press and regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Memorial services for Katic have not yet been announced.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Remembers Mark Katic