KING Anchor Mark Wright Leaves Seattle Station

By Kevin Eck 

Seattle anchor Mark Wright has anchored his last newscast for NBC affiliate KING.

Wright announced his departure on Facebook and shared a picture of his first day at the station in 2011. His bio is already down on the station website.

“Working here has been an amazing experience, especially considering this is my hometown. Not many journalists get the opportunity to do that,” said Wright. “As for what’s next, I have some exciting things lined up. Not quite ready to share the exact details, but I will soon. I’ll still be very involved in the community.”


He said he was proud of the work he’d done at KING “especially over the past two years” and added he has spent more time with his colleagues than with his family.

Before joining KING he worked at KXLY in Spokane, then moved to KSTU in Salt Lake City. He moved to Seattle in 2003 to anchor at Fox station KCPQ and joined KING where he started as a morning anchor before moving to evenings in 2019.

At the end of the Friday 3 p.m. newscast, Wright told viewers and co-anchor Joyce Taylor “goodbye for now.”