KLTV Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto to light tree
East Texas Medical Center Tyler celebrated its 21st annual Christmas tree lighting on Tuesday, December 2, on the hospital's front lawn. Santa Claus, two real reindeer and The Owens Elementary school choir were all part of the festivities.
KLTV Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto lighted the tree. This year, moments before he was about to go on the news he collapsed at the television station. He was rushed to ETMC by ETMC EMS where physicians discovered a brain tumor. The benign tumor was successfully removed by physicians with the ETMC Neurological Institute.