Mark Rosen was hired by WCCO television at the age of 17 and has been a part of the ’CCO team for more than four decades. During that time he has become one of the most popular and respected sports media celebrities in the Twin Cities, state, and region—a true icon on the Minnesota sports scene. In this first-person account, Rosen shares his experiences working with athletes, journalists, and a variety of local notables. He describes the most memorable moments from the playing fields and behind the scenes, and he offers insights gleaned from four decades in the business.
Beyond being a major local TV and radio personality, Rosen is very active in the community and has established a reputation for his honesty, integrity, and credibility. The stories and anecdotes contained in this book offer a rare inside look into the worlds of sports, media, and even politics from the perspective of someone who is a legend in his field.
Foreword By Don Shelby
Introduction By Jim Bruton
1. A Kid in the Newsroom
2. Where Legends are Built
3. Do You Believe in Miracles?
4. At the Front of the Line
5. Behind the Camera—Before the Lights Go On
6. Breaking the Big Story
7. Greatest Interviews and Associations
10. Radio and a Run for Governor
11. The Heart and Soul of Broadcast Journalism
12. Greatest Loves and Passions
Postscript: A Tribute to WCCO Television
"Rosen's voice in "Best Seat in the House" is much like his voice on television: genuine, credible and as much a sports fan as he was when he was a kid." - St. Paul Pioneer-Press
“The book reads like a highlight film of the athletes and events that have defined Minnesota sports for the better part of a lifetime.” - Minneapolis Star-Tribune