Mark Hosenball is an American investigative correspondent at Reuters. Prior to joining Reuters in September 2010, he worked for Newsweek. He started there in November 1993, after working at Dateline NBC as an investigative producer. He also worked at The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, Time Out, and contributed articles to The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. He has also done commentaries for American Public Radio.
Early life and education
Hosenball, an American, moved to the United Kingdom at age 17 and attended Leighton Park School in Reading, Berkshire for one year. Afterwards, he lived for three years in Ireland, where he attended Trinity College, Dublin for three years.
After completing his education at Trinity College, Hosenball returned to Britain, where he found work as a journalist. In 1976, while working for Time Out, he and Duncan Campbell wrote a story entitled "The Eavesdroppers", which mentioned the existence of Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Hosenball was deported on the grounds of "threat to British national security." Although he challenged the order in court, he was denied, and was deported to the United States in 1977.
Hosenball began working for Newsweek as an investigative correspondent in November 1993. Here he covered a range of issues for the National Affairs department. He has also written a number of stories on terrorism and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., campaign finance, the Monica Lewinsky controversy, the death of Princess Diana, Whitewater, the crashes of EgyptAir Flight 990 and TWA flight 800, and related air safety issues.
Prior to working for Newsweek, Hosenball worked for Dateline NBC as an investigative producer and print journalist. As a print journalist, he contributed to many British and American publications.
Awards and honors
Hosenball has won a number of awards and honors, along with a team of Newsweek correspondents,[clarification needed] which include:
- Overseas Press Club's most prestigious honour[which?]
- 2002 Ed Cunningham Memorial Award for Hosenball's reporting on the War on Terror
- National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2002 for its[clarification needed] coverage of September 11 and its aftermath
- 2002 Edgar A. Poe Award for Excellence for a story he co-authored
- 7 d'Or[when?]
- 1991 Peabody Award for his contribution to NBC News coverage of the BCCI scandal
- "Mark Hosenball". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
- Harding, Luke (2014). The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man. New York: Vintage Books. pp. 172–173. ISBN 9780804173520. OCLC 870337274.
[...] some young journalists in Britain wrote an article called 'The Eavesdroppers.' [...] One, a US citizen named Mark Hosenball, was deported without a right to trial as a purported 'threat to British national security.'
- Court ruling, "R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Hosenball",  1 W.L.R. 766;  3 All E.R. 452; Lord Denning presiding judge, March 29, 1977.
- "Mark Hosenball (biographical details)". Cosmos. Retrieved 23 July 2013.