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.


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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