As WCCO-TV’s sports director, Mark Rosen has interviewed numerous Minnesotan sports heroes, including Kirby Puckett, Dave Winfield, Joe Mauer, and many more. From the “Miracle on Ice” to the Twins’ World Series triumphs to a range of high school athletics, Rosen has covered the most memorable Minnesota sports moments of the last four decades. His new book, Best Seat in the House: Mark Rosen’s Sports Moments and Minnesota Memories, gives the highlights from his 40-year career in sports broadcasting.
"Mark’s passion and energy, along with the professionalism he has brought to his sports coverage, has given him a special perspective. He shares that with us in Best Seat in the House, which will give you unique insights into the Minnesota sports scene over the past four decades.” — Paul Molitor, MLB Hall of Famer
"I associate Mark Rosen’s career with hard work, honesty, and integrity. He has been there with me from Central High School in St. Paul, to the Gophers, to my teams in Major League Baseball, and all the way to the steps of Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Best Seat in the House is a grand and true reflection of Mark’s amazing career. I am proud to call him my friend." — Dave Winfield, MLB Hall of Famer
"It’s rare for a person to stay at one television station during their career, let alone for over 40 years! Mark is a superb storyteller and has shared many of his career anecdotes with me. I thought I had heard them all, but his book has proven me wrong. For the past 16 years, I have had the pleasure of sitting next to Mark at WCCO TV as he shared with me ‘the best seat in the house.’ Now, he shares that seat with everyone.” — Amelia Santaniello, WCCO Television news anchor