Mark Preston Biography
Mark Preston is Executive Editor of Political Programming at CNN. He is also a Senior Political Analyst at the network.
He oversees CNN’s election night coverage across its broadcasting and online platforms, organize CNN’s presidential debates and forums, and also serves as CNN’s main contact with political campaigns at both the state and national level, and to lead the conception and execution of CNN’s political events.
Mark also provides political analysis for CNN, CNN International, and CNN.com. He regularly appears on CNN’s major news analysis shows such as New Day, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360° and also CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. Preston was promoted to Senior Political Analyst in January 2017.
Mark Preston Education
Preston attended Arlington High School, a public secondary school in the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, from which he graduated in 1990. He later attended University of Massachusetts Amherst, known as UMass Amherst studying Journalism and History.
While there, Preston worked on the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, and also freelanced for the Associated Press. After a month, Preston was hired to work for the office of Senator Edward Kennedy. He graduated from UMass Amherst in 1994 earning two B. A. degrees, in Journalism and History.
Mark Preston Age
Mark Preston was born in July 1971 (47 years old as of 2018). He was born to Eugene Preston and Mary Preston.
Mark Preston Wife
Mark married Meredith Ray Bonner on July 8, 2000 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the U.S. state in which they first met as reporters at the Marietta Daily Journal, in the city of Marietta. They spent their honeymoon in North Carolina.
Mark Preston Career
Mark started his career as a print journalist. He became a correspondent at States News Services, a wire service in Washington D.C. and also at the Marietta Daily Journal in Marietta, Georgia. During that time, he won several Georgia Press Association and Georgia Associated Press reporting awards.
He was a senior staff writer for the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, in which he was a congressional correspondent revealing important policy and political decisions made behind closed doors. Preston appeared on many media outlets as a guest analyst, including CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, ABC Radio, National Public Radio and Radio America, as well as local media outlets.
Early in his career, he saw the collapse of the newspaper industry and the rise of 24-hour news. He decided to leave print journalism to join CNN.
Mark Preston Cnn
Mark joined CNN in 2005 as political editor. He also played a key role in the network’s election night coverage in 2006, it won an Emmy Award, and also of CNN’s 2008 campaign coverage, which won a Peabody Award. He became CNN’s Political Director in 2011. The network received another Emmy Award for its coverage in 2012.
His work contributed to CNN receiving Syracuse University’s i-3 Mirror Award for the YouTube presidential debates and an EPpy Award for Best News/Politics Blog. In 2014, Preston became Executive Editor of CNN Politics while retaining his work as an on-screen political analyst which included appearing on a wide variety of CNN programs. He was promoted to CNN Senior Political Analyst in January 2017.
Mark Preston Net Worth | Mark Preston Salary
Preston’s net worth and salary is not yet revealed.