Meet "Weekend Drive" Host Mark Klein - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Meet "Weekend Drive" Host Mark Klein

Mark Klein is a 17-year-old blonde haired, blue-eyed, spitfire that has been performing since early childhood. His passion is the numerous types of high energy, feel good music, that get his heart pumping and crowds cheering. He enjoys performing all varieties of music-especially Blue-Eyed Soul, Rock, and Blues.

Mark started singing as a child performer with Louisiana Kids, an affiliation of American Kids, based in Branson, Missouri.  He feels that every young performer should have this experience and credits them with molding him into the performer he is today. He is a professional with loads of personality and charisma. Louisiana Kids is a non-profit organization that features talented kids in the performing arts that travel all over the state to places like nursing homes, schools, and community events.

By the time he was 12-years-old, Mark already had two CD's under his belt, and also finished recording a CD with the legendary Louisiana band, The Fabulous Boogie Kings. He is a featured lead vocalist on the CD released by Boogie Kings called "Never Go Away." He is also featured on another Boogie Kings CD, "Legacy." Mark is currently working on a new, original CD that will be released early next year. He also plays five instruments and is the lead singer of his band, "Mark Klein and the Last Sensations." The band performs at venues throughout Louisiana and beyond.

Mark strives to keep his heritage alive...Louisiana and the varying cultures represented within this area are very important to him. Mark has been working for KALB-TV News Channel 5 doing special projects that include "Free Food Friday," and the "Spirit of the Season" programs, as well as the "Kids Who Care" segments.  Mark says he is looking forward to discovering some "hidden gems" within a day's drive of the Central Louisiana area for his new venture on News Channel 5's "Weekend Drive."

Check out News Channel 5's "Weekend Drive" Thursday mornings on Jambalaya between 6:30-7:00am and on the Midday Show at 12 noon on Thursdays. An encore presentation will also air on Saturday mornings at 7:25am during the Saturday Today Show.

Also watch for 30-minute "Weekend Drive" special shows highlighting many of the cool places we visit.

You can also learn more about Mark Klein by clicking here.

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