Mark Longhurst

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Mark Longhurst is a news presenter for Sky News, the 24-hour television news service operated by Sky Television, part of British Sky Broadcasting. He is based at Sky News Centre in West London. He was formerly a presenter for TV-am, Independent Television News, BBC One's South Today programme and for BBC World. He presented Sky News Sunrise and now presents the channel's evening news programmes from Friday to Sunday.

Education[edit]

Longhurst was educated at Reigate Grammar School and then Midhurst Grammar School, a state school in the market town of Midhurst in West Sussex. He read Modern History for a BA(Hons) degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He was then indentured for the NCTJ's journalism post-graduate scheme.

Life and career[edit]

Longhurst's broadcasting career spans over three decades. His credits include coverage of the 1991 Gulf War for TV-am and the 1992 General Election for ITN, a stint as a co-presenter on BBC One's South Today and time with the international news channel BBC World.

He made a documentary about Donald Campbell, made in conjunction with the Campbell family, which was aired on the History Channel in the summer of 2011 to critical acclaim.

Mark is currently a guest lecturer on the MA course for Broadcast Journalism at the University of Sussex.

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