HOUSTON, TX - On Monday, Sept. 26, long-time sports director at KRIV-TV Mark Berman will be inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor. Berman is currently celebrating his 30th year at KRIV-TV in Houston, having joined the Houston FOX affiliate in 1986.
Each season, a current or former Houston media member is 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. This year, Berman was recognized by his peers for his long, successful career in the industry.
On Sept. 26, Berman will be officially inducted into the Wall of Honor by the Astros during the pregame ceremonies prior to the 7:10 p.m. game against Seattle. He will be presented with a duplicate of the plaque that will be added to the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor in the Milo Hamilton Press Box at Minute Maid Park. His plaque will join those for previous 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) and Harry Shattuck (2015).
Berman joined FOX in 1986 and has served as the station's sports director since 1988. In his role, Berman covers all sports in the Houston area, including professional, collegiate and high school athletics. A leader in his industry, Berman is best known for his relentless work ethic, his professionalism and his accuracy in breaking stories.
Since joining the Houston media, 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.
Berman grew up in Hempstead, Texas, and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in communications.