Mark Shields Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Mark Shields. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Mark do for a living?
  2. Who are Mark’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Mark’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Mark married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Mark have any children?
  6. Where is Mark now?
  7. How tall is Mark?
  8. How much money does Mark earn?
  9. What is Mark’s net worth?

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Who is Mark Shields?

Mark Stephen Shields was an American prominent political columnist, advisor, and commentator. In his life, he worked in leadership positions for many Democratic candidates’ election campaigns. From 1988 to 2020, he provided weekly political analysis and commentary for the PBS NewsHour. From 2011 to 2020 his on-screen counterpart was David Brooks of The New York Times.


His previous counterparts were the late William Safire, Paul Gigot of the Wall Street Journal, and David Gergen. Moreover, he was a regular panelist on Inside Washington, a weekly public affairs show that was seen on both PBS and ABC until it ceased production in December 2013. For 17 years, he was moderator and panelist on CNN’s Capital Gang.

How Old Is Mark Shields?

He was 85 years old at the time of his death on June 18, 2022. Having been born on May 25, 1937, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, U.S. Mark shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Chloe Lukasiak, Roman Reigns, Jessalyn Grace, Brec Bassinger, and many more.

Mark Shields Family

Who are Mark Shields’s Parents?

He was born to William Shields (Father) a paper salesman and Mary Fallon (Mother) a school teacher.

Does Mark Shields have Siblings?

There is no news on the internet showing whether he had siblings or was born as the only child. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

A Photo of Mark Shields

A Photo of Mark Shields

Mark Shields Education

He received his education at the University of Notre Dame where graduated in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

Mark Shields Marital Status

He was married to the love of his life Anne Hudson Shields. They married in 1966. His wife is a lawyer and a former civil service official at the United States Department of the Interior.

Mark Shields Kids

He and his wife Anne have one kid, a daughter by the name of Amy Hudson Shields.

Mark Shields Career

He was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in Florida in the early 1960s. He was then a lance corporal before he was discharged in 1962. In 1965, he went to Washington D.C. where he became an aide to Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire. He went on to work for Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1968. Later he held leadership positions in the presidential campaigns of Edmund Muskie and Morris Udall and was a political director for Sargent Shriver when he ran for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1972.

During his time, he helped manage state and local campaigns in some 38 states over more than a decade, this included incumbent Boston mayor Kevin White’s successful re-election campaign in 1975. In 1979, he became an editorial writer for The Washington Post. That same year also, he began writing a column which was distributed nationally by Creators Syndicate. Moreover, he was a teacher who taught U.S. politics and the press at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. In addition, he was a comrade at the Harvard Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.

From 1988 to 2020, he was a regular political commentator on the PBS NewsHour. On December 14, 2020Anchorworman Judy Woodruff announced edition of the NewsHour that Mark would be leaving the show as a regular analyst after its December 18 edition. On December 18 during Mike’s last regular appearance, Woodruff added that he would remain an occasional contributor to the NewsHour during important political news and events. Furthermore, he was the author of On the Campaign Trail, about the 1984 presidential campaign.

Mark Shields Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body he stood at a height of 1.98m and a weight of 78kg (172lbs).

Mark Shields’s Salary and Net Worth

He had a salary of $57,536 and an approximate net worth of between $1 and $5 million.

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