Mark Curtis (Broadcaster) Biography
Mark Curtis born Mark Corrigan Curtis is an American broadcast journalist, author and political analyst. He is now the current Chief Political Reporter for the Nexstar Media Group stations in West Virginia. He was born in 1959 Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mark Curtis (Broadcaster) Age/ Family
He was born on 1959 ( he is 60 years old as of 2018 ) He was born to the late Dr. William C. Curtis M.D who was a prominent Milwaukee physician and the late Mary Beth Curtis. He has seven siblings and is the middle child.
Mark Curtis (Broadcaster) Education
Curtis holds a B.A. in Broadcast Communication from Marquette University (1981); an A.S. in Computer Studies from the Community College of Rhode Island (2016); an M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida(1986); and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California (2012). He has guest lectured at many universities and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in Communication at Rhode Island College.
Mark Curtis (Broadcaster) Career
Curtis was a former stand up comedian who worked with political and fellow native Will Durst. He was also a professional musician in the late 1970s and early 1980. He toured the Midwest with The Strays, Mike and the Mysteries and Fat Tuesday.
He got his first paid radio job dispatching police and fire calls for the village of Elm Grove, Wisconsin. At the age of 19, he became a disc jockey and later the program director for WMUR-AM radio at Marquette University.
Curtis began broadcasting career in Florida working at WRUF-AM/FM Radio and WUFT-TV5 (PBS) in Gainesville and WCJB-TV 20 (ABC) in Ocala. He became known nationally as a journalist in 1987 when he was at WEAR-TV3 ( ABC ) in Pensacola.
He won numerous awards, between 1989 and 1992, for his five-years of coverage in what came to be known as the Gulf Breeze UFO Sightings. His work appeared on NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries with Robert Stack, A Current Affair and Time-Life Books.
Curtis is one of the selected group of national reporters who have spent time working in Congress. He served as Legislative Aide and Congressional Fellow through the American Political Science Association.
Curtis is best known for the 15 years he spent with KTVU-TV2 the former Cox Media Group Station. He served as Chief Washington D.C.
He also covered both political conventions for KTVU. He was also a host of Comcast Newsmakers in the Bay Area.In January 2010, Curtis joined WLNE-TV ABC6 in Providence, Rhode Island as the weekend evening news anchor and Chief Political Reporter.
January 2010, Curtis joined WLNE-TV ABC6 in Providence, Rhode Island as the weekend evening news anchor and Chief Political Reporter. He would go on to anchor the ABC affiliate’s weekday morning and 5 o’clock weeknight newscasts. He was also a substitute host for the weekend public affairs program ABC6 News On the Record, hosted by former Providence mayor and the station’s chief political analyst Vincent “Buddy” Cianci.
During his time at ABC6, he covered many events surrounding the 2012 U.S presidential election. He served as a correspondent for all o WLNE owner Citadel Communications stations.
October 2015 he joined West Virginia Media Holdings as Chief Political Reporter. Based at WOWK-TV in Charleston, he reports for the CBS affiliate as well as the group’s other stations (CBS affiliates WTRF-TV in Wheeling, WVNS-TVin Bluefield/Beckley and NBC affiliate WBOY-TV in Clarksburg). He also contributes to the company’s weekly newspaper, the State Journal, in addition to all company internet platforms.
Curtis continues to be a regular political contributor on KGO-AM 810 AND KGO-TV in San Francisco. He is an occasional newspaper reporter covering Inauguration in Washington D.C. for the Danville Weekly and Pleasanton Weekly in California.
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Mark Curtis (Broadcaster) Writing
January 2009 Curtis published his first book a first-person account of the historic 2008 presidential campaign Age of Obama: A Reporters Journey with Clinton, McCain, and Obama inthe making of the President 2008. 2010 the book won an International Book Award in the current events Political/Social and was the finalist in the Non-Fiction Narrative Category.