Mark Austin Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Sky News, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Mark Austin Biography

Mark Austin is an England Emmy award-winning journalist who is currently working at Sky News. He serves as an anchor on The News Hour and Sky News at 6 as part of schedule changes on Sky News from September  24, 2018. Previously,  he served as the co-anchor of the ITV Evening News alongside Mary Nightingale. 

Mark Austin Age

Austin is 63 years as of 2021. He was born on November 1, 1958, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of November every year.

Mark Austin Height

Austin stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

Mark Austin Family

Austin has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Austin has any siblings.

Mark Austin Wife

Austin is married to Catherine Austin. Together, they have been blessed with three children named Jack, Madeleine, and Beatrice. He resides in Haslemere, Surrey with his wife, three children, and A&E doctor

Mark Austin Net Worth

Austin has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a correspondent.

Mark Austin
Mark Austin

Mark Austin Salary

Austin earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Mark Austin Career

He attended the Bournemouth School which is a state grammar school in the town of Bournemouth, in Dorset. Later on, he joined the Highbury College in the city of Portsmouth in Hampshire.

His journalism career began on the Bournemouth Daily Echo where he served as a general reporter from 1976 to 1980. Later, he joined BBC News where he served as a writer and as a general news reporter in 1982, and not long after in 1985, he was named as a sports reporter. iN 1986, he joined the ITV news team and he served as its sports correspondent.

While he was in ITV News, he covered major sporting events such as Wimbledon, the British Open, the Olympics in 2008, football news, cricket, and rugby international. In 1990, when Iraqi invaded Kuwait, he was one of the first British journalists to report from the Gulf. The ITV News based him in Hong Kong as its Asia Correspondent IN 1993. Later on, he returned to Hong Kong for his second tour as Asia Correspondent in 1996 and spent over two years.

Before he reported on the War in Afghanistan, he did cover the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington in September 2001. Furthermore, the first series of ITV reality series called Survivor was presented by him. In addition, he received a promotion to serve as ITV Evening New anchor in 2002.

In March 2003, he reported in the invitation of Iraq as coalition troops invaded to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Later on, he made a trip to Beijing to do a report on China’s economic growth. This was not his first time to travel to Beijing as he had been in the area before in 1989, to cover the Tiananmen Square uprising.

On December 15, 2005,  Trevor McDonald retired and Austin took up his role as the chief presenter of ITV News. Furthermore, he co-anchored an ITV prime-time crime program called Manhunt – Solving Britain’s Crimes which aired for 90 minutes. He also began anchoring on News at Ten and in August 2009, an announcement was made that he would be replaced by Alastair Stewart on the ITV Evening News so that he would concentrate on his role on News Ten. Later on, Tom Bradby took up his role in News Ten in October 2015, and he shifted back to the ITV Evening News whereby he worked alongside Mary Nightingale.

He has also served as a guest presenter on many  Good Morning Britain episodes where he worked alongside  Charlotte Hawkins and  Ranvir Singh. He served for thirty years in ITV News and in October 2016, an announcement was made that he would be leaving the station at the end of the year. From then on, he joined  LBC Radio where he was on a series of guest shows across the Easter weekend in April 2017. Furthermore, in August 2017,  he joined the Sky News team as its United States Correspondent and also served as a co-anchor of a documentary for Channel 4 called Wasting Away: The Truth About Anorexia with his daughter Madeleine.

In his career as a journalist, he has won 5 BAFTA awards in 1995, for his role in the   ITV News coverage of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, for the Cumbria Murders coverage in 2011, and for reporting of the Woolwich attacks in 2014. In addition, he won the ‘RTS Presenter of the Year Award’ in 2014 and in 2015.

He was awarded an Internationa Emmy award for his 2000, reporting of the Mozambique floods. In addition, he was awarded a Gold Nymph at the 2000 Television Festival of Monte Carlo. Prior to receiving Gold and Silver Medals at the New York Television Programming Awards. In November 2008, Bournemouth Universityawarded and honored him.

Sarah Hewson SKY NEWS

Hewson is currently working at SKY NEWS where he works alongside other famous SKY NEWS anchors and reporters including;

  1. Nick Quraishi
  2. Hannah Thomas-Peter
  3. Lisa Holland
  4. Stuart Ramsay
  5. Rob Powell
  6. Tamara Cohen
  7. Kate McCann
  8. Jonathan Samuels
  9. Sophy Ridge
  10. Gillian Joseph
  11. Isabel Webster
  12. Sam Naz
  13. Vanessa Baffoe
  14. Anna Botting
  15. Dermot Murnaghan
  16. Ann Jones
  17. Joe Pike
  18. Jon Craig
  19. Sarah Hewson
  20. Mark Austin
  21. Amanda Walker
  22. Stephen Dixon
  23. Niall Paterson
  24. Kimberly Leonard
  25. Nick Powell
  26. Martha Kelner
  27. Jayne Secker
  28. Jacquie Beltrao
  29. Isobel Lang
  30. Nazaneen Ghaffar
  31. Jo Wheeler
  32. Cordelia Lynch
  33. Kirsty Mccabe
  34. Ian King

Mark Austin Social Media Platforms

Austin is active on his social media account and is often seen posting on his Twitter. He has over 88k followers on Twitter.

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