Mark Phillips Biography
Mark Phillips is a Canadian TV journalist who is currently based in London and works for CBS News. He was born in Quebec, Canada in 1948.
He attended McGill University and graduated with a degree in social sciences and humanities in 1970. He has also attended the Graduate School of Public Communications at Boston University. He now lives in London together with his wife and two children.
Mark Phillips Age
He was born in Quebec, Canada in 1948. He is 70 years as of 2018.
Mark Phillips CBS Wife
The only information available about his marital life is that he is married and has children. The couple also lives in London.
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He is the senior CBS News foreign correspondent based in London since 1993. He has covered numerous international stories in his career including conflicts in Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has won multiple awards including an Emmy Award and an Edward R Murroe Award from the Radio Television News Directors Association and has also gotten a citation from the Society of Environmental Journalists for his work on climate change.
Before he became a London based correspondent, he was at the Washington Bureau from 1988-1993 where he was mainly covering politics, the State Department, transportation safety and consumer affair issues. He was in Rome between 1986 and 1988 where he had an assignment on the Iraq War with Iran. He was in Moscow between 1984 qnd 1986 where he covered the story of thr Soviet Leaders, Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko and Mikhail Gorbachev. He was hired by CBS News in 1982 as a reporter and he was based in London.
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CBS News’ Mark Phillips Reports Live From Antarctica Next Week on Climate Change
CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips arrived in Antarctica on Friday to report for CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. His live reports and interviews from the bottom of the planet can be seen throughout the coming week, and are part of the CBS News series The Climate Diaries.
Phillips is on board an expedition sailing from Ushuaia, Argentina to one of the most remote places on earth to observe the effects of climate change on Antarctica.
The CBS Newser corresponded with TVNewser from on-board the National Geographic Explorer, which is “a combination adventure-tourism and research vessel that has several scientific teams on board as well as fee-paying customers.”
What has Phillips seen so far? “We’re meeting scientists here who have worked in Antarctica for years and who say they are seeing new weather patterns, which are causing changes in the landscape not seen for 10,000 years.”
He brought up the local wildlife who have had to change their behavior as a result of the changes in climate. “Some species of penguin, for example, which previously lived in warmer areas toward South America, have established themselves further south along the Antarctic coasts,” said Phillips. “That has not only put them in competition with the penguin species that used to dominate the area and forced them further south, it’s confused some of the predators which depend on the penguins, leopard seals and even killer whales.”
What does Phillips hope the viewing audience takes away from these special reports? “With any luck, the biggest take away from our reporting here will be to turn the climate change argument, which has gotten very political, back to science. The polar regions are where the evidence of climate change is greatest, and what happens here will eventually affect us all.”
“It’s an important time to be here doing this type of reporting.”