Mark McLean joined the 13WHAM News Weather Authority Team in May 2000 as a part-time morning meteorologist behind the scenes.
Born and raised in Spencerport, NY, Mark holds a B.S. degree in meteorology from the State University of New York College at Oswego.
"My initial duties as a part-time meteorologist included working early morning hours between 3-7 a.m."
Gradually he worked his way on the air as a fill-in meteorologist in January 2001. Mark is 13WHAM ABC's Director of Weather Services and was promoted to Midday Meteorologist in January 2007. Mark is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval. In addition to his local weather broadcasts, Mark has been an adjunct professor of Weather and Climate at Monroe Community College in Henrietta since fall 2001.
He also has an interest and background in horticulture and occasionally produces local gardening specials on 13WHAM ABC and Fox Rochester. You can even catch him working at the Garden Factory during Rochester's beautiful spring season. He's not always at work. In his spare time Mark has a large reflector telescope and likes to stay on top of current astronomical events. He also promotes weather through school visits and station tours when his schedule permits.
"When you love what you do for a living, you never work a day in your life, that's how I feel about working in the dynamic field of meteorology."