Mark Mester, an American anchor, and his family emigrated to the United States in 1986, following his father’s American dream.
He is now a well-known American anchor after 34 years. His two brothers, meanwhile, have prosperous careers of their own.
Learn about the Mester brothers’ journey from Hungary to America and how they live up to their family’s expectations.
Mester, Mark At the age of two, moved to America
In December 1984, Mark Mester was born in Budapest, Hungary. But, when Hungary transitioned to a communist government, Mark’s father, Dr. Andrew Mester, desired to escape the turmoil and raise an affluent family in America.
To realize his objective, he conducted studies in Hungary and was awarded a research grant at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mester then left Hungary with his two sons, Mark and Matt, as well as his wife, who was expecting their third child, Luke, with high expectations and dreams. Mark, who is now 36, was only two years old at the time.
Mark became a US citizen nine years later, at the age of eleven. After that, he graduated from the University of California with a bachelor’s degree in business economics.
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Mark shared a nostalgic video of his family’s arrival in America in September 2017 on his Instagram account. He expressed his thanks to America for inviting the Hungarian family to the land of opportunity to live the “American Dream” through the caption. The film, which was shot by his father, shows a young Mark waving American flags with zeal.
Mark Mester Makes His Grandfather’s and Grandmother’s Dreams Come True
Mark is currently living the American dream, as envisioned by his father. He is a news anchor at KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News, where he has had a great career. He formerly worked at KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara, California, before joining KTLA in May 2014. And, if that wasn’t enough, he’s doing well in his personal life as well. Isabella Murr, an EMT in the area, is his girlfriend. On August 15, 2020, he revealed her to his Instagram followers.
Mark is, interestingly enough, living out both his father’s and grandmother’s dreams. Mark’s father surprised him by showing up on the sets of KTLA 5 on his birthday, December 27, 2019. In the following interview, he revealed that Mark’s grandmother aspired to be a radio personality but was unable to do so due to political constraints. He also stated that she would be proud of Mark’s success as a news anchor.
…she wanted to be a radio host but couldn’t due to political reasons…so she’d be very proud of you for being able to do what she wanted to do.
“We are hard workers,” says Mark’s father.
Dr. Andrew Mester, Mark’s father, is an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) specialist in Santa Barbara, California. KTLA 5 viewers will recall seeing him on-screen several times discussing Mark.
Mark acknowledged his father as the “breadwinner” of the family during an interview with KTLA in 2019, and Dr. Andrew remarked that Mark is just like him – a hard worker.
I was working, studying, and conducting research, and I continue to work 12 hours every day, including Friday. My son inherited my love of working, and we are both hard workers.
Mark’s Brothers Are Settled in America, Too Like Mark, his two brothers have settled in America as well.
Matt Mester, his older brother, is a family man with a wife and two beautiful children, a daughter and a son named Connor. Matt is the Director of Engineering at Sideplate and lives in California with his family. Stanford University awarded him a Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
Luke Mester, their younger brother, was born in America, unlike Mark and Matt. He works as a Sales Development Representative at Brandlive Inc. in Oregon. He has more than four years of experience as a professional in Business Development, according to his Linkedin profile.
In summary, Mark and his brothers are living their father’s American dream through their separate careers. Mark has frequently mentioned their journey from Hungary to Hollywood on Instagram, Facebook, and KTLA5.