After a month away from job for a family emergency, Twin Cities media mogul Mark Rosen will back on the airwaves on Tuesday.
Rosen tweeted that he'll host a radio show on KFAN with Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck at noon, and then anchor the sports on WCCO-TV's 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
Rosen has been away from work since his wife, Denise Rosen, was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer in late July.
Rosen stopped by the WCCO-TV studios in Minneapolis on Aug. 21 to thank viewers for an outpouring of support, saying he needed more time to help care for his wife before getting back to the job that he's known since being hired at the TV station as a junior in high school in 1969.
“I want to thank everyone for reaching out during this difficult time with my wife’s health," Rosen said Aug. 21. "Honestly, all the kind messages have been overwhelming," said Rosen. "Cancer has an insidious way of turning families inside out in the blink of an eye, but families have a way of fighting back even harder.
"So we fight on against this aggressive form of brain tumor, backed by an incredibly dedicated medical team and waves of positivity. I’m going to be away from the news desk a little while longer. In the meantime, we will bottle all the love and support sent our way.”
Among those who reached out to the Rosens was former President Barack Obama, who sent them a letter 10 days after Rosen revealed Denise's diagnosis.
"I recently learned of the challenges you are facing, and also of the tremendous courage you are showing, and I want you to know that I am inspired by your bravery and impressed by the strength of your spirit," says the letter from Obama.
"Michelle and I hope the love of those around you and the passion that drives you enable you to find joy and peace during this difficult time. You and Mark will remain in our thoughts."