NABJ Mourns the Loss of Member and Chief Meteorologist for ABC 24 News, Mark Walden
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Posted by: Tiane Johnson
D.C. (April 9, 2013) –The
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of Mark
Walden, chief meteorologist for ABC 24 News in Memphis.
joined ABC 24 in 1999. He was highly respected among his colleagues as a gifted
meteorologist with a passion for weather, and keeping the Memphis community
safe and informed. He also proudly served with numerous charitable
founder of The Giving Experiment, Walden made sure that roughly 20 percent of
his profits from his various entrepreneurial endeavors went to a different
charity every month. The most recent beneficiaries include March of Dimes,
Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-Up, and Memphis Union Mission.
Dierks, Vice President and General Manager at ABC 24, released the following
statement: "Our ABC 24 family is deeply saddened by the passing of chief
meteorologist Mark Walden. He was highly
respected among his colleagues and served this community as a gifted
meteorologist and through his generous work with local charities. He touched
our lives and will be greatly missed.”
worked as a meteorologist for WEHT in Evansville, Ind., before joining ABC 24.
He graduated from Florida State University in 1997 with a B.S. in meteorology.
leaves behind his beloved wife, stepdaughter and son.
offers its sincerest condolences to Mr. Walden’s family, as well as his many colleagues and friends.
advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest
organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career
development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.