Mark Bertagnolli - Producer Avalanche/Nuggets Radio - Studio Host Avalanche Radio

Born in Newcastle, Wyoming and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico, Mark Bertagnolli has been a part of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche radio broadcast since 1998. He is a man of mystery who looks good in hats and is considering giving it all up to become a professional man of leisure and/or a ninja. Until then he is the studio host/producer of Avalanche and Nuggets games on the radio.

Mark graduated from Baylor University in 1996 with a B.A. in Radio, Television, and Film. After five years in the Lone Star state, he moved to Denver.


  • Favorite sports movie: Tin Cup
  • Favorite movie (overall): Casablanca
  • Favorite sports book: Dream Team by Jack McCallum
  • Favorite book (overall): Hero's Die by Matthew Stover
  • Favorite sports moment: Raymond Jean "Ray" Bourque raising the cup over his head on June 9th, 2001.
  • Favorite band: The Mike Haynes Jamboree and Hootenanny Trio
  • The best thing about working at Altitude: I watch NHL hockey, NBA basketball, AFL football, MLS soccer and NLL lacrosse...and...they PAY me to do it...suckers.
  • If you could meet one person living or dead, who would it be?: Afro Samuari or Optimus Prime...or a ninja
  • Your first childhood career aspirations were (you wanted to be a(n)): Jedi Knight or shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls.

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