Urban Issues Reporter
Mark McAllister tackles the urban issues and community-based stories for Global Toronto.
Since joining the Global Toronto News team nine years ago, Mark has provided RTNDA award-winning investigative work through daily stories and a number of captivating features.
Among the topics often discussed in the city, transportation and development are at the top of the list for stories Mark tackles on a regular basis.
During nearly 20 years in the business, Mark has walked the neighbourhood streets of New York to discuss crime during the late night hours. His trip to New Orleans to check in on the victims of Hurricane Katrina delivered a compelling and gripping Canadian account on the storm’s anniversary.
Mark was one of the first reporters to speak with friends and family of the victims from the Danzig street shooting in the summer of 2012. He was also on the frontlines of the Toronto G20 protests and covered the disturbing stories involving former Colonel Russell Williams during his appearance and sentencing in a Belleville courtroom.
Prior to his time with Global News, Mark was deeply entrenched in the world of sports, as a reporter for Rogers Sportsnet. He covered every major professional sports event and concluded his time there working the sidelines as the Toronto Raptors beat reporter.
Mark spent his formative years in journalism as the host of YTV News.
In March of 2011, Mark experienced a seizure while reporting live during Global Toronto’s News Hour. He was diagnosed with epilepsy soon after and has since become an ambassador for raising awareness.
Mark loves to explore the city with his wife, Nora, and two young daughters.