Mark Curtis is a 30 year professional in Radio and TV, all over America.
Mark covered the entire 2008 Presidential campaign, traveling the country with all of the candidates as a blogger and freelance political analyst.
His new book, "Age of Obama: A Reporter's Journey with Clinton, McCain and Obama in the Making of the President 2008" was released Inaugural week 2009 by Nimble Books, Inc.
Mark is well known from his many years with KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area, from 1993 to January 2008.
He was first, the Capitol Correspondent in the Washington, D.C. bureau, for all Cox Television stations, including KTVU.
In January 1999, he moved to Oakland, to become Co-Anchor of the "KTVU Morning News," which became the # 1 local early morning newscast in the Bay Area for the past 6 years.
Mark left KTVU in January 2008, to start his own freelance news reporting, public relations and political analysis agency: www.MarkCurtisMedia.com. It is a full service, multi-media company.
He grew up in Milwaukee and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Communication from Marquette University in 1981. While there, he received a Distinguished Student Service Award for his work as Program Director at WMUR Radio. In 1986, he received a Masters Degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has recently completed working on his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at St. Mary's College of California, in Moraga.
Curtis worked in Gainesville, FL at WCJB-TV20 as a general assignment reporter and as bureau chief in the Central Florida regional news bureau.
In 1987, he moved to WEAR-TV3 in Pensacola, Florida--Mobile, Alabama, where he served as investigative reporter covering police and court beats, county commission and state and local politics.
He spent 1992-93 as a Congressional Fellow, working in the House Judiciary Subcommittee of Rep. Charles Schumer, (D) New York, as well as for Senator Herb Kohl, (D) Wisconsin. His duties included planning for Congressional hearings, budget and issue research, developing press contacts and legislative strategies.
Mark returned to broadcasting in 1993 at the Cox Broadcasting bureau in Washington. In his five years as Capitol Correspondent, he provided daily live coverage of Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court for eight television stations.
He's received numerous awards for his work, including the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association's "1989 Best Documentary" award in 1989 for a report on sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects. And the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Association honored him with three awards including "Outstanding Spot News Coverage" in 1990 and 1992, and "Outstanding Enterprise/Investigative Report" in 1991.