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Early life and careerEdit
Originally a water-skier, Beretta was a 10-times Australian champion of the sport. He began his media career on Geelong radio station 3GL in 1989, before moving to Triple M Melbourne. Beretta quickly rose up through the ranks of sport broadcasting in Australia through his National Basketball League reports on Network Ten, and in 1995 the Seven Network signed him up to a sports reporting role, which he continues today on Sunrise and Seven Early News. Beretta, is a fill in for David Koch on Sunrise when he is absent.
In July 2008, Beretta began presenting Seven Early News sport alongside Natalie Barr at 5.30am, which leads into Sunrise, where he is still the sports presenter. Beretta joined with Tom Williams to host Rexona Australia's Greatest Athlete, in 2010. In 2011, he again hosted the show, this time alongside dual international, Wendell Sailor.
In October 2010, Beretta released his book The Riders - Australia's Motorcycle Champions through publisher HarperCollins. The Riders offers an insider's view of the world of motorcycle racing, with a collection of stories on 24 of Australia's greatest motorbike champions.
Mark formerly co-hosted Sunrise with former Nine News presenter and current Today host Georgie Gardner from 2000 to 2002. From 2002 to mid-2004 he moved to presenting the sport on Seven News in Sydney.
Beretta is also a fill in presenter for Larry Emdur on The Morning Show and he is also a fill in sport presenter on Seven News in Sydney. In 2013, Beretta hosted Seven's coverage of the Australian Open.
Beretta is married and has two children.
In 2010, he completed a 1,400 km Tour de Cure bike ride from Sydney to Mooloolaba over ten days, which raised $1.8 million to help find a cure for cancer. Mark also completed the 2011 Tour De Cure ride over 1,400 km from Sydney to Melbourne, raising over $2 million for cancer research and treatment. In 2011, he was appointed to the board of Tour De Cure. Beretta completed his third Tour de Cure ride in 2012, covering the longest ever distance of 1,656 km, from Brisbane to Mission Beach, in 10 days to raise over $2.2 million for cancer research, treatment and prevention.
Beretta represented Victoria for 16 years, winning 10 Australian water ski championships.
Beretta was part of the Water Ski Show at World Expo 88 in Brisbane.
Beretta coached water skiing in the US and Japan. He was coach of the Japanese Team in 1989.
He is an Ambassador for the RAISE Foundation, which assists young people in crisis.
Mark is also an Ambassador for the Fight Cancer Foundation, and the Australian Paramedic Support Foundation.
2004 - present
| Seven Early News
2008 - 2015
Andrew Voss and Michael Slater
| Australia's Greatest Athlete
Host with Tom Williams (2010) and Wendell Sailor (2011)
2010 - 2011
| Seven News Sydney
Weeknight sport presenter
2002 - 2004
Co-host with Georgie Gardner
2000 - 2002