Mark is one of Wales’s most experienced and respected journalists and broadcasters, renowned for his dry and ready wit. He has a background of 40 years in journalism, principally for the BBC, at Wales, UK and international level. He has specialised in general news, politics and sports news.
Mark has presented and reported many times on flagship programmes including Today on Radio 4, BBC News at Ten, One O’clock News and Breakfast News, and BBC World Service. For many years, he was Radio 5 Live’s Wales correspondent and in 2022 was Audio Journalist of the Year in the Wales Media Awards. He also won a TV award for presenting a BBC Week in Week Out programme on animal cruelty.
Mark was Westminster Correspondent for BBC Wales at the time of the protracted Brexit debate and received much acclaim for his ability to engage the audience.
Mark cut his teeth as a reporter on the Western Mail, before branching into independent radio in Wiltshire and Cardiff, then progressing to present BBC Wales Today along with Good Morning Wales, Good Evening Wales and Sunday Supplement.
He has covered every election and referendum in Wales since 1987 and has travelled extensively reporting from countries including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and much of Europe.
Mark is an accomplished and humorous public speaker, adept at chairing Q and A sessions or book launches. He has many tales to tell of a life in broadcasting. He is also a keen runner, a qualified run leader who guides the visually impaired, and a regular cyclist.