Mark Mardell



Mark Mardell was the North American Editor for BBC News, having previously served as the BBC's Europe editor based in Brussels. Before moving to Brussels he was the BBC's Chief Political Correspondent based in Westminster.
Starting out in local then national radio, he moved to the BBC in 1989 as a political correspondent. He spent eight years as political editor of the corporation's flagship late night current affairs programme Newsnight, during which time he covered many political stories including the fall of Margaret Thatcher and the rise of Tony Blair. 
Mark returned to the UK in autumn 2014 to present the revamped World This Weekend on Radio 4, where he remained until autumn 2020.
He continues to give speeches and chair conferences, and is particularly adept at geo-political rounds ups, helping to make sense of our ever changing world.

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