Emmy award-winning Mark Steines is known as one of the entertainment industry’s most dynamic and well-respected television journalists.
From small town Iowa to the red carpets of Hollywood, Steines a three-time Emmy winner, has established himself as one of the most trusted and charismatic figures in entertainment news. Since landing in Hollywood, he has interviewed thousands of A-list actors, producers, musicians and athletes.
Steines, along with Leeza Gibbons are the annual hosts of KTLA’s Rose Parade broadcast. For more than six years Steines hosted Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family,” helping the show earn three Emmy nominations. Along with his co-host Debbie Matenopoulos, Steines entertained and informed the audience with an array of relevant lifestyle topics, do-it-yourself projects, cooking, celebrities and experts.
Steines helped set the gold standard in entertainment news while working at “Entertainment Tonight” for more than 17 years. He began his tenure as the shows leading entertainment reporter and weekend anchor. He then was elevated to cohost alongside Mary Hart from 2005 – 2012.
He recently was a celebrity guest on Game Show Network’s “Caroline & Friends,” and “Daily Draw,” as well as, HGTV’s “Design Star.” Other television hosting credits include “2008 Miss America Live!;” VH1’s “Greatest TV Rock ‘n’ Roll Moments;” VH1’s “The 25 Sexiest;” the “Golden Karma Awards” recognizing international philanthropic efforts; Mark Burnett’s AOL interactive online game “Gold Rush;” and the “Hollywood Christmas Parade.”
He received an Emmy award for the KCAL-TV special “Beyond Endurance: Madagascar;” an Emmy and Golden Mic award for “Beyond Endurance: Borneo;” an Emmy as host of the 2005 Hollywood Christmas Parade; a National Iris Award for the special “The Big Business of Sports Endorsements;” and national recognition by the Women’s Sports Foundation for his impartial reporting on the Women’s National Football League.
Steines receives rave reviews as a photographer. His appreciation for all things beautiful is captured in his portraits and majestic landscapes. His best-selling inspirations picture book featuring his family’s 3lb. therapy dog, philanthropist and social media influencer Norbert. The book, “Norbert’s Little Lessons For a Big Life” features lessons on friendship, individuality, family and love. Published by Simon & Schuster, the heartwarming pages were written by his wife Julie Steines and her co-author, Dr. Virginia Freyermuth.
His first photo book “See The Light: A Passage To Sierra Leone,” documents the Light House Medical Mission’s trip to raise awareness for fresh water in impoverished countries. Other professional photography assignments have included shooting more than 30 celebrities for Bootcampaign.org’s patriotic image campaign, and editorial work for magazine’s including People, Angeleno, Closer, Focus, Paper, Casual Living, The Wag, Animal Wellness, Groomer to Groomer and Life After 50, among others.
As an actor, Steines has guest starred on television shows including “CSI: NY,” “The Practice,” “Medium,” “Half & Half,” “America’s Next Top Model,” “Handy Manny” and Sony Pictures’ feature film “Nixon.”
Steines studied comedy at The Groundlings, the renowned school of improv, and earned a degree from JoAnne Baron/DW Brown Acting Studio’s Meisner Technique training.
A born fitness enthusiast, Steines was featured in People Magazine’s coveted “Sexiest Man Alive” issue and Men’s Fitness Magazine’s “25 Fittest Men in America.” He was a spokesperson for Beachbody’s “10-Minute Trainer” program.
Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, he attended the University of Northern Iowa on a full football scholarship and graduated with a degree in Radio and Television. Steines began his broadcast career as a regional television sports reporter, which later brought him to Los Angeles and national television.
An avid hands-on do-it-yourself guy, Steines enjoys spending his free time fixing, remodeling and restoring all things in disrepair. He resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife acclaimed children’s book author Julie Steines, his two sons, Kai and Avery, daughter Parker Rose and their golden retriever Fred and therapy dog Norbert.