As an Emmy Award winning domestic and foreign Correspondent for NBC News, Mark Mullen's career has taken him to the furthest reaches of the world.
But San Diego always remained a special place for Mark. "San Diego has always been an extraordinary city. As a journalist, many of the nation's biggest issues originate here. And for lifestyle, ask anyone who lives here. It's fantastic! I was thrilled to move here with my family and work with the great team at NBC 7 San Diego".
Prior to his taking the helm anchoring the 5pm, 6pm and 11pm newscasts with Catherine Garcia and Monica Dean (new, Fall 2013), Mullen served as Chief Asia correspondent for NBC News based in Beijing, regularly reporting on notable Asian and Chinese current events with in depth coverage of The Olympics-- filing stories for NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC. In the run-up to the 2008 Olympics, Mullen became the first journalist to broadcast a live report from Tiananmen Square since the Chinese government crackdown on student demonstrators in 1989.
Over the years, Mullen's assignments have also included reporting from war zones. He was recognized for his story in Iraq about the Kurd's first ever vote in that country's historic election. Mark also covered stories in the Middle East, Europe and throughout the US including Hurricane Katrina, the aftermath of 9/11, and The California Wildfires. The majority of the stories Mark did as an NBC domestic correspondent were based here in Southern California, many in San Diego.
Prior to joining NBC, Mullen was at ABC News in New York where he anchored World News Now and America This Morning. His co-anchors included Anderson Cooper and Juju Chang.
Mark's career began in 1987 after graduation from Loyola University of the South. His first assignment took him to Mississippi and WLOX-TV. He later went on to work for newsrooms at KDFW-TV in Dallas, KRON-TV in San Francisco and KING-TV in Seattle
Mark has won numerous national and regional awards for anchoring and reporting, including a National Emmy Award for Outstanding News Coverage. The Society of Professional Journalists also named him Outstanding Young Journalist of the year.
Mark’s experience and passion for journalism leave him well suited for the NBC 7 San Diego anchor desk. And by his words, the feeling is mutual…“It’s a privilege to be a part of a newsroom with such a strong commitment to journalism, a history of dedicated community service and talented staff members.”
Watch Mark, weeknights on NBC 7 News at 6PM & 11PM
Drop Mark a line at Mark.Mullen@nbcuni.com.