Mark Phillips Biography
Mark Phillips is an Emmy-winning Canadian television journalist who works as the CBS News senior foreign reporter in London. He has been there since 1993.
How old is Mark Phillips? – Age
Phillips was born in 1948 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is 73 years as of 2021.
Where did Mark Phillips go to school? – Education
He earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and humanities from McGill University in 1970. Phillips also attended Boston University’s Graduate School of Public Communications in the early 1970s.
Mark Phillips Wife – Family
Phillips presently resides in London, England, with his wife and four children.
What is Phillips Salary?
He earns an approximate salary of $120,000 annually.
Phillips Net Worth
His net worth is $600,000.
Mark Phillips Career
Phillips began his career in television journalism in the mid-1970s, when he joined CBC News as the legislative correspondent in Ottawa. Phillips advanced to the position of a reporter in the network’s London office in the late 1970s. Phillips went to the United States after leaving CBC News in 1982, and worked as a correspondent for CBS News’ London office, covering events in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. During the British military’s battle in Argentina that year, Phillips became the first non-British reporter to report from the Falkland Islands. Phillips was promoted to correspondent and assigned to the CBS News bureau in Moscow from 1984 to 1986 when he covered three Soviet leaders: Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko, and Mikhail Gorbachev, as well as the Reagan-Gorbachev meeting in Moscow and the restart of US-Soviet arms talks. Phillips was posted to the CBS News bureau in Rome from 1986 to 1988, when he covered the Vatican and Pope John Paul II, the Iran-Iraq war, and the Afghan war, among other things. From 1988 to 1993, Phillips worked as a correspondent for CBS News in Washington, where he covered American politics, the investigation into the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the United Airlines crash in Sioux City, the Eastern Airlines strike, and the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Phillips did return to the CBS News bureau in London in 1993, where he covered several major stories that continue to this day, including the Balkans war, Princess Diana’s death, and the weapons inspection battles in Iraq. His work has been recognized over time through multiple EMMY awards,along with others, including the 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association as well as a citation from the Society of Environmental Journalists for his work on climate change.