Mark Austin Bio & Facts, Age, Height, Family, Career, Net worth, Social Media

Mark Austin
Mark Austin

Mark Austin’s Biography and wiki

Mark Austin is an award-winning English Journalist and television presenter, currently working for Sky News. In addition, he is well known as the former co-newscaster for the ITV Evening News, alongside Mary Nightingale, and the former co-newscaster of the ITV News at Ten, alongside Julie Etchingham. He also presented the ITV documentary series Real Crime from 2008 until 2011. Since 24 September 2018, he has presented The News Hour and Sky News at 6 as part of schedule changes on Sky News.

Austin’s age and birthday

He is 65 years as of 2023. Austin was born on November 1, 1958, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of November every year.

Mark’s height and weight

Austin stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.

Mark Austin Educational background

Austin enrolled at Bournemouth School, a state grammar school in the town of Bournemouth, in Dorset, followed by Highbury College in the city of Portsmouth in Hampshire.

Mark Austin Family

He was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, however, he has not revealed information regarding his family members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
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Mark Austin’s Wife and children

He is happily married to Catherine, an A&E doctor, and their three children Jack, Madeleine, and Beatrice. He is a supporter of Chelsea FC and regularly posts comments about the club on Twitter. Austin lives in Haslemere, Surrey with his wife

Mark Austin Career

He began his broadcasting career in the media as a general reporter for the Bournemouth Daily Echo (1976–1980). Later, he joined the BBC as a newsroom writer, becoming a general news reporter in 1982. He was made a sports reporter in 1985. Austin joined ITN, which produces the news for ITV, in October 1986 as Sports Correspondent. He was given his first assignment on day one – to cover England’s successful Ashes tour of Australia, as well as America’s Cup. He stayed in Australia for four months and during this time unexpectedly found himself reporting on the “Spycatcher” trial.

Austin has reported all the extensive sporting occasions for ITV News, including the Olympics, Wimbledon, the British Open, rugby internationals, football news, and cricket. He was one of the first British journalists to report from the Gulf during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. From the start of the war early in 1991, he was in Bahrain, the base for many of the Tornado squadrons, sending back regular reports including those on the recapture of the islands of Qaruh and Um-al-Maradin.

In 1993, he was based in Hong Kong as Asia Correspondent for ITV News. He returned there for his second tour as Asia Correspondent in 1996, spending over two years reporting, including the handover of the island to the Chinese in July 1997. He returned to London in mid-1998. In February 2022, Austin presented Sky News live from Kyiv during the first day of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Mark Austin Net worth and salary

Austin has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his broadcasting career.

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