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Mark Simpson (Ireland correspondent)

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Mark Simpson
Born Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Occupation Journalist, writer

Mark Simpson is a journalist who has been the BBC's Ireland Correspondent since summer 2008.[1]


Simpson originally began his journalistic career for a series of Northern Irish newspapers – The News Letter, The Irish News, and The Belfast Telegraph – after graduating in 1988 from Queens University Belfast with a degree in History and Politics.[1] He joined the BBC in 1998 as a political correspondent. He was nominated as Television News Broadcaster of the Year at the BT UK Regional Press and Broadcast Awards 2000.[2] In 2005 he moved to Leeds, England to the position of North of England Correspondent, where he reported for the national BBC News, including Shannon Matthews' disappearance and later discovery.

In 2008, he then returned to Belfast where he attained the position of Ireland Correspondent, taking over from Denis Murray.

Personal life[edit]

Simpson was born in 1968/69,[3] and is from Helen's Bay, Bangor, County Down. He now lives with his family in Holywood, County Down. He has three daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Meet the media: Mark Simpson". AgendaNi. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Awards hopefuls line up for prestigious BT final". Hold the Front Page. 26 June 2000. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Troubled youth celebs remember what it was like in darker days". Sunday Life. 9 August 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 

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