"Rosen's voice in "Best Seat in the House" is much like his voice on television: genuine, credible and as much a sports fan as he was when he was a kid." - St. Paul Pioneer-Press
“The book reads like a highlight film of the athletes and events that have defined Minnesota sports for the better part of a lifetime.” - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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Mark Rosen was hired by WCCO Television at the age of 17 and has been a part of the ’CCO team for more than four decades. During that time, he has become one of the most popular and respected sports media celebrities in the Twin Cities, state, and region—a true icon on the Minnesota sports scene. Beyond being a major local TV and radio personality, Rosen is active in the community and has established a reputation for his honesty, integrity, and credibility. The stories and anecdotes contained in this book offer a rare inside look into the worlds of sports, media, and even politics, from the perspective of a legend in his field.
In Best Seat in the House, Mark Rosenshares first-person accounts of his experiences working with athletes and other sports figures, including Bud Grant, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Koufax, Evel Knievel, Jim Marshall, Kirby Puckett, Joe Mauer, and more. From the grand stage of the Olympic Games to regional high school athletics, Rosen has covered many of the most memorable moments in Minnesota sports history—here, these moments jump to life in his own vibrant words.
Best Seat in the House also shares detailed memories of a truly unique broadcasting career. From his early days at WCCO, Rosen worked with a variety of exceptional journalists—Dave Moore, Hal Scott, and Don Shelby to name just a few. The stories of Rosen’s relationships with his colleagues at WCCO and throughout the media community will add new chapters to Minnesota’s broadcast history.