Andy Lynch, Sports Director

 

Andy has been with TV-44 since July of 2005. He loves the way he can use his love of sports to help point people to God through positive coverage and Faith stories.

 

Before coming to Lima, Andy was Sports Director at KTVF-TV in Fairbanks, Alaska for 4 years and then served as the Sports Information Director of Athletes in Action in Xenia. But he missed Television and the birth of the Sports Report was the perfect avenue to marry his Love of God and sportscasting.

 

Speaking of Marriage, Andy married his wife Leah in January of 2006. They adopted Nathan in December, 2009 and Anna in April, 2011 and are enjoying raising two wonderful kids together!

Feel free to email Andy at alynch@wtlw.com if you have story ideas or prayer requests. He loves to connect with viewers.

Mark Kunz , Anchor/ Reporter

 

After spending the last several years in that state “up north”, Mark Kunz is thrilled to return to the Buckeye State. A native of Toledo, most recently, Mark was News and Sports Director at WBKB-TV 11 in Alpena, Michigan, where he won a total of 7 Michigan Association of Broadcasting Excellence Awards and was recognized by the state’s Associated Press bureau with an Honorable Mention award.

 

A graduate of Ohio University, Mark began his professional career working as an editor and producer at WBNS-10TV in Columbus before handling similar responsibilities at the Ohio News Network.

 

There isn’t a time in his life Mark can’t remember sports not playing a major role, in fact his earliest memory involves baseball cards.

 

Mark is excited to be able to use the gifts God gave him in His service.

 

When not at work, Mark enjoys watching, playing, reading and talking about sports. You can e-mail him at mkunz@wtlw.com

 

Matt Finkel , Anchor/ Reporter

 

Matt joined TV-44 in January 2014. He is thrilled to be able to share positive and uplifting sports stories in Western Ohio.
 
Before coming to Lima, Matt worked as a broadcast associate at MLB Network along with freelancing as a reporter and sportscaster for various media outlets in New Jersey. He is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and he has also completed internships at MLB Network, Sirius XM and 95.5 PLJ.
 
Sports has always been of a large part of Matt’s life and he is thrilled to be a member of the TV-44 team. If you have an idea for a story, send him an email at mfinkel@wtlw.com

 

Mark Shine, Color Analyst 

After 26 seasons as a basketball coach at Bellevue and Bath High Schools, Mark has gradually grown in his role at TV-44 Sports. In his first three seasons, he provided color commentary during WTLW’s basketball games. He then began working on Touchdown Friday and Full Court Press as a shooter and analyst. Today, Mark significantly contribues to Sports Report on Fridays as an analyst and continues to provide insightful color commentary for WTLW’s basketball game productions.

 

Except for his stint at Bellevue, Mark is a life-long native to the area having graduated from Lima Senior High School, Defiance College and BGSU where he earned a Masters degree. In addition to is work at WTLW, Mark teaches at Bath High School and James A Rhodes College and officiates volleyball and basketball games.

 

Mark appreciates the positive way that games and highlights are telecast on TV-44 and hopes viewers come to understand the mission of the station through its coverage of high school athletics.

 

Mark Miller, Basketball Play by Play, Color 

Mark attended Canton South High School where he was a standout athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. Although his first love was basketball, he became a prolific quarterback and was recruited by Bowling Green State University. After a successful four-year collegiate career, he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns and later played for the Green Bay Packers and Michigan Panthers (USFL).  After a successful career as a player, Mark assisted coached at BGSU for seven years.He then transitioned into broadcasting and became BGSU’s football radio color commentator for twelve years.He has been both a color commentator and play by play announcer for WTLW’s basketball productions for over 17 years.

 

As Director of Business for Elida Local Schools, Mark also finds time to be an advisor to the Fellowship of Christian Fellowship. He and his wife Barb have successfully raised three sons.Mark enjoys getting to know local athletes and coaches and hopes to influence them in a positive way toward living for Jesus Christ. He is honored to be a part of TV-44 and the Christian outreach it provides to West Central Ohio.