Mark Rumsey

Mark Rumsey grew up in Kansas and got his first radio job at age 17 in the town of Abilene, where he announced easy-listening music played from vinyl record albums.   

Later stops in his radio career found him reporting and anchoring local news at stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Charlotte.

Mark joined the world of public radio in 1997 as News Director at WFAE.  Today, he continues to serve as local host for All Things Considered and produces WFAE’s Public Conversations, an ongoing series of community forums.  

If Mark turns up missing on a nice autumn day, you might find him on the hiking trails at North Carolina’s Stone Mountain State Park.   If he disappears for a week or two – check  the Tel Aviv airport.  Perhaps he’s found a way to again pursue his passion for traveling to the Holy Land.

Police body-cam video from last month’s fatal shooting of a man by a CMPD officer will be released Monday.

The body-cam footage was recorded on March 25 at a Burger King on Beatties Ford Road where Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Officer Wende Kerl shot and killed 27-year-old Danquirs Franklin. Police said Franklin refused repeated commands by officers to drop a gun.