Houston Astros honor FOX 26 Sports Director Mark Berman

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The accolades of longevity in broadcasting continue for FOX 26 Sports Director Mark Berman. Just a few months after he celebrated his 30th year with FOX 26, the Houston Astros have added him to the team's Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor, making him the first television sports anchor to garner that special recognition.

During a pregrame ceremony at Minute Maid Park on Monday night, the Astros inducted Berman, who joined the FOX 26 team in 1986. The team honors a current or former Houston media member selected by his or her peers for induction into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor for significant and lasting contributions to the landscape of Houston baseball through their work in journalism or broadcasting.

The Astros presented Berman with a duplicate of the plaque that has been added to the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor in the Milo Hamilton Press Box at Minute Maid Park.His plaque will be added to the wall with the following inductees:

  • Anita Martini (2007)
  • Gene Elston (2008)
  • Neil Hohlfeld (2009)
  • Mickey Herskowitz (2010)
  • Bill Brown (2011)
  • Milo Hamilton (2012)
  • Rene Cardenas (2013)
  • Alex Treviño (2014)
  • Harry Shattuck (2015)

University of Houston alumnus Berman has served as the FOX 26 Sports Director since 1988. Starting with his years in Houston radio before joining FOX 26, Berman has covered every Astros playoff team in franchise history (1980-81, 1986, 1997-99, 2001, 2004-05, 2015), including the club’s World Series appearance in 2005.