Mark Klein hosts News Channel 5's "Weekend Drive" travel segment, which airs on Thursdays during Jambalaya and the Midday show, and also on Saturday mornings at 7:25am during the Saturday Today show. It features family-friendly destinations within a day's drive of Central Louisiana.
In addition to "Weekend Drive" segments, Mark edits, writes, and hosts special 30-minute "WeekLONG Drive" shows, which highlight other family-friendly vacation destinations.
While attending college, Mark has been working for KALB-TV News Channel 5 doing special projects that include "Free Food Friday," and the "Spirit of the Season" holiday programs in addition to his "Weekend Drive" travel segments.
Mark Klein has been performing on-stage 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. 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." And, he is also featured on another Boogie Kings CD, "Legacy." When not on television, Mark enjoys performing at music venues throughout Louisiana and beyond.