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Mark Leeps

Assistant in - Department of Media Production, Management, and Technology

Office: 1013 Weimer Phone: 352-294-1504 Email:


After a decade of commercial newsroom experience, Mark Leeps returned to WUFT-TV in August, 2003. Mark previously served on the WUFT staff as Assignment Editor and as Assistant News Director. After a year in the same jobs at WCJB-TV (ABC, Gainesville), he’s worked ever since in producing and news management roles. He worked as a producer at WIS-TV (NBC, Columbia) and WLTX-TV (CBS, Columbia), and as executive producer for several years at WTVQ-TV (ABC, Lexington) and briefly at WBNS-TV (CBS, Columbus). Mark rose to the position of News Director at WLTX, where he guided the news operation from a small unit to a full-service competitor while tripling the staff and quadrupling the hours of local news programming. His commercial news projects have won numerous awards.  His students have won a multitude of state, regional, and national awards, including national #1’s in college competitions sponsored by the Hearst Foundation, NBS, SPJ & ATASF…and several have also won recognition in pro competitions.  To sample recent student work from UF’s tv news operations, you can visit the website


M.A.M.C., University of Florida, 1988
B.A., Boston University, 1985