Mark is a freelance writer in Greensboro, Georgia, and volunteers at the University of Georgia's journalism department. From 2002 to 2013 he was an executive producer at CNN, editing and approving scripts for correspondents worldwide; during that time about 250 CNN employees participated in his workshops on producing video news reports. Before joining CNN he spent 14 years at WSB-TV in Atlanta as news director and local programming director, and he has been a reporter, videographer, editor and producer at several television stations in the southeastern United States. He has won 13 regional Emmy awards and in 1986 won a George Foster Peabody award for “The Boy King,” a docudrama on the childhood of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.