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Mark Mardell

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BBC’s North America Editor (2009-2014)

BBC’s first Europe Editor (2005-09)

Veteran commentator on British politics

Mark Mardell is a veteran political journalist who served as the BBC’s North America Editor from the summer of 2009. Here he gave his take on the twist and turns of the presidency, electoral races and life beyond Washington.

Prior to this appointment, he was Newsnight Political Editor (1992-2000), BBC Chief Political Correspondent and a diarist for BBC One’s political chat show This Week. In these roles he covered British politics from the fall of Thatcher to Blair’s last election victory.

In 2005, Mark became the BBC’s first Europe editor, covering the impact of EU laws on people in and beyond the European Union’s 27 countries, from illegal immigration to Poland to environmental change in Spain.

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"Mark is one of the best-known faces on the BBC and has earned a reputation for penetrating political analysis. He won acclaim for his coverage of the US budget crisis of summer 2011, and was a leading voice on the developments leading up to the US 2012 Presidential elections."

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