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Mark Kono
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Mark Kono is the pilot/reporter in Sky5 on the KTLA Morning News.

Mark is a home-grown Angeleno, born and raised in Hollywood. A professional helicopter pilot for over 25 years, his operational background includes electronic news gathering (ENG), executive charter, aerial photography, production, offshore and lifesaving medical flights.

His experience has taken him to various parts of the country, where he’s flown for several major media outlets including KSAZ-TV in Phoenix and KGO-TV in San Francisco, as well as KCBS-TV, KNBC-TV, KABC-TV and KTTV-TV in Los Angeles.

Honored with several Emmy awards for his work on the KTLA Morning News, he balances an active lifestyle with his wife, KTLA’s traffic anchor Ginger Chan.

They have a son and twin daughters who are, of course, big fans of the KTLA 5 Morning News.

His work has been recently featured in various publications, including Heliweb Magazine, the Hot Rod Network and Roadkill.

He is on Twitter at @MarkKonoSky5 and on Instagram at @MarkKonoSky5.

Recent Articles
  • LAPD officers block traffic in downtown Los Angeles on March 13, 2018, in advance of President Trump's visit. (Credit: KTLA)

    Downtown L.A. Road Closures Snarl Traffic Around Wilshire Grand Ahead of President’s Visit

    The gridlock in downtown Los Angeles was even worse than usual Tuesday morning as authorities blocked off key streets surrounding the Wilshire Grand Center ahead of President Trump’s visit to Southern California. Video from the scene showed motorists navigating closures in the city’s heart. The Wilshire Grand announced to its tenants and workers that a VIP or high-security visitor was expected at the hotel on Tuesday, which lines up with Trump’s first visit to the state since becoming president. The […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal crash on the 101 Freeway in Studio City on March 9, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fatal Crash Involving Possible Bicyclist Prompts Lane Closures on EB 101 Freeway Through Studio City Area

    A fatal crash, possibly involving a bicyclist on the 101 Freeway in the Studio City area, is under investigation Friday morning. The crash occurred about 6:11 a.m. near Laurel Canyon Boulevard on the eastbound side of the 101 Freeway, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated. The crash was described as an auto versus pedestrian. Officials found the body of a victim in the center lane of the freeway, the Fire Department stated. No identification or age for the victim was […]

  • An injured hiker was rescued on March 6, 2018, after apparently falling down a ravine in Griffith Park. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hiker Rescued After Apparent Fall in Griffith Park That May Have Happened Two Days Earlier

    A hiker who possibly fell down a ravine in Griffith Park two days ago was rescued on Tuesday, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. The hiker, an approximately 60-year-old man, was discovered conscious but unable to walk around 8:50 a.m., according to an LAFD alert. Responding crews located the injured man at the bottom of a ravine, in an area of rugged and remote terrain mid-way between the Griffith Observatory and the Old Los Angeles Zoo, authorities said. He may […]

  • A woman was found dead at the entrance of a park in Sylmar on Feb. 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Dies After Being Stabbed in the Chest in Sylmar Park; Attacker Sought: LAPD

    Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a young woman who was found stabbed to death near the entrance of a park in Sylmar Friday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. About 6:15 a.m., officers were called out to Carey Ranch Park, in the 15000 block of Crestknoll Drive, after receiving a report of a possible body inside, said LAPD Officer Tony Kuey. A park ranger discovered the body in a grassy area adjacent to the parking lot […]

  • A multivehicle crash prompted the closure of the 10 Freeway in Rialto on Feb. 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    At Least 5 Dead, Eastbound 10 Freeway Closed After Fiery Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles in Rialto Area

    A fiery crash involving a big-rig and several other vehicles killed at least five people early Friday afternoon in Rialto, leaving both directions of the 10 Freeway closed for hours, officials said. The big rig was traveling westbound on the 10 shortly before 1 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, it veered toward the median, crashed through the guardrail and burst into flames near the Riverside Avenue exit, according to CHP Officer Brian Alvarez. The massive vehicle, apparently a concrete […]

  • Amid High Surf Warning, Big Waves Attract Surfers to South Bay Beaches

    Amid a high surf warning Friday, surfers were being taken for a ride off Redondo Beach. Local sets could reach 18 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Mark Kono reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Feb. 5, 2016.