628: Mark Pettit – Living your truth and being the ANKRBOY you were meant to be

Imagine being a young, closeted TV newscaster trying to make your way during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Then because of one innocent move out in public, your whole world shatters.
Joining us today on the podcast is three-time Emmy® award-winning anchorman and best-selling author turned actor, Mark Pettit, to share his journey of coming into being himself in a world hellbent on telling him he would never work again because of his sexuality.

In this episode you’ll

  • Hear the moments that most impacted Mark’s life to help him live his truth
  • Unlock hatred that existed and still exists towards the LGBTQ+ community
  • Learn how live your truth, anything is possible

About Mark

Mark is a three-time Emmy® award-winning TV news anchorman and best-selling author turned actor. In his new, heart-wrenching memoir, ANKRBOY (a #1 bestseller on Amazon), Pettit reveals what it was like growing up as a young, closeted TV newscaster trying to make his way during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. His first book, A Need to Kill, also went to #1 in three categories on Amazon.
Pettit has worked in journalism for more than 30 years on both the national and local level. A former anchorman at CNN, Pettit also worked as an anchor and investigative reporter at WXIA-TV (NBC), KMTV-3 (CBS) in Omaha, and at CBS46 News (WGCL-TV) in Atlanta (Now “Atlanta News First”).
As an actor, Mark has appeared in a number of hit TV series including “True Detective,” “Mindhunter,” “Mr. Mercedes,” “Sweet Magnolias” and “The Game.” Pettit is also Executive Producer and appears in the horror film “The Curse of La Patasola” which is airing now exclusively on STARZ and will soon be available worldwide.

In this episode you’ll…

  • Hear Mark’s  incredible + inspiring comeback story
  • Why it’s important to ignore naysayers and live your most authentic life
  • Learn the importance of remembering history to continue our LGBTQ+ progress

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