Mark Sundstrom is a digital producer at PIX11 News. Previously he worked at Fuse TV, producing and curating digital content across Fuse’s website and social media platforms. Mark has also written and reported for outlets such as PopCrush, Vibe Magazine and more.
Mark has lived in New York City for more than 15 years and is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts. Mark graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx, where he studied journalism. He loves music and considers himself a pop culture connoisseur.
After months of deliberation, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he is running for president again in 2020. It will be Sanders’ second consecutive bid for the Democratic nomination after losing to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Sanders made the announcement in an interview with Vermont Public Radio Tuesday morning. In the phone interview, Sanders said he “wanted to let the state of Vermont know about this first.” When asked why he’s running, Sanders took direct aim at President Trump. […]
WOODSIDE, Queens — Police say the man wanted in connection with a Queens rape last week has turned himself in. Matthew Luna of Queens turned himself in at the 108th Precinct Monday night with his attorney, according to authorities. The 27-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with rape, stalking, a criminal sex act and assault, police said. On Friday, at about 10:40 p.m., police say Luna followed the 20-year-old victim to the area of 54th Street and Skillman Avenue in […]
NEW YORK — A vehicle fled the scene after striking a man late Monday night in Hell’s Kitchen, police said early Tuesday morning. Officials say the 28-year-old victim was crossing the street near West 47th Street and 10th Avenue at 11:10 p.m. Monday night when he was struck. According to police, the driver of a dark-colored vehicle took off, leaving the man in the street with head and leg injuries. The victim is in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital.
BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a man they believe vandalized a Brooklyn synagogue last Saturday. Officials have released surveillance footage of the person in question. He was described a man with a goatee wearing black pants, black sneakers, a black hooded sweatshirt and a yellow and purple cap. On Saturday, the front window of The Chabad in Bushwick-East Williamsburg was smashed during service. The synagogue posted pictures of the broken window on Facebook. “Our community was seated around […]
Update: Suspect Matthew Luna turned himself into police on Monday, Feb. 18. Luna was arrested and charged with rape, stalking and assault. Original story: WOODSIDE, Queens — Police are looking for a man who allegedly raped a woman outside Friday night in Queens. On Friday at approximately 10:40 p.m., the unidentified man followed the 20-year-old victim to the area of 54th Street and Skillman Avenue in the Woodside neighborhood of Queens, according to police. The woman had just gotten off a […]
Expect a wet Monday morning commute across the City and tri-state area. With early morning temperatures right at freezing and slightly above freezing, Connecticut and areas north of the City could see a mix of freezing rain and sleet. Across the City, New Jersey and the coast, expect a light but cold rain Monday morning. A winter weather advisory is still in effect until 10 a.m. Monday for parts of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. Winter […]
CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn — Firefighters fought to put out a three-alarm fire in a Brooklyn apartment building early Monday morning, according to the FDNY. The fire, which was reported around 4:45 a.m., burned in a mixed-use building at 141 Greene Ave., at the corner of Waverly Avenue. The three-story building has a dry cleaning business and Chinese restaurant on the ground floor, with apartments on the two floors above, authorities said. The FDNY reported just before 6:30 a.m. that the […]
FORT LEE, N.J. — Firefighters battled for hours Thursday extinguishing a massive fire in an apartment building in Fort Lee, New Jersey, authorities said. NJ.com reports the fire started around 4 p.m. and says flames and smoke were seen shooting out of every floor by 7:30 p.m. PIX11’s AIR 11 showed the blaze continuing to tear through the five-story building at 8 p.m. “I saw smoke that was very thick and within a matter of a couple of minutes it […]
NEW YORK — A NYPD detective was killed by “friendly fire” during the police response to an attempted robbery in which seven officers fired 42 shots within 11 seconds, officials said Wednesday. A witness first called 911 Tuesday night to report seeing robbery suspect Christopher Ransom putting on a mask and entering the T-Mobile store in Richmond Hill, NYPD Deputy Chief Kevin Maloney said at a news conference Wednesday. The witness also reported Ransom was armed, according to police. NYPD Chief of […]
NEW YORK — The City Council voted Wednesday to officially disband the Committee on For-Hire Vehicles, a committee in which Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. was chairman. The vote upholds the decision by the Council’s Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections, who earlier Wednesday voted unanimously to dismantle Diaz’s committee. The vote effectively strips Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. of his chairman position. The committee dealt with issues relating to the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, handling legislation regulating companies like Uber […]