Mark Pearson

Gordon Voit introduces new weekend sports anchor Mark Pearson during Tuesday night's 6 p.m. newscast.

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The WAND Sports team is growing!

Mark Pearson will assume the station's weekend sports anchor duties and report during the week.

[VIDEO: INTRODUCING MARK PEARSON LIVE ON AIR]

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Pearson comes to Central Illinois from his native Grand Rapids, Mich. and most recently Grand Forks, North Dakota where he was an anchor with WDAZ.

He played club basketball while at Butler University and is married to Kelly Pearson, who is also joining the WAND team.