Mark Shield is widely known as American Political Commentator on the PBS News Hour. He served as a Political Columnist for Washington and also for CNN’s Capital Gang. Called as an expert of many Political Campaign, Mark is also an author of the book “On the Campaign Trail”(1985).

Early Years

Mark Shield, now aged 79, was born on May 25, 1937, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He joined the University of Notre Dame for B.A.  and graduated in Philosophy in 1959. He belongs to an Irish Catholic family and is of “White” ethnicity.

Life & Career

Mark Shield began his career in Politics since 1964 in Washinton D.C. as a congressional aide. Then, Mark Shield worked as an enlisted man in the United States Marine Corps in 1965. Again, in 1968, Shield works for Robert F Kennedy’s( known for 64th U.S. Attorney General)  presidential Campaign. He was also political director for Sargent Shriver, an American politician and activist in 1972. He was a leader in the various political campaign in 38 states which include Ohio Gov. John Gilligan, who won in 1970.

Mark was an editorial writer for “The  Washington Post” in 1979.Also, he began writing a Column which is distributed nationally by ‘Creators Syndicate’ and it is running now for 15 years. He started working on the radio Program “Look at Today” on the ABC (American Broadcasting Company).

Mark has introduced himself as an election analyst for NBC and CBS, covering 12 presidential campaign and appeared on 24 national party convention. He became full- time television Pundit in 1988.  He became more successful after joining  The PBS’s news hour and  CNN’S Capital Gang. Apart from this, he has taught journalism courses at Harvard University and the Wharton School of the “University of Pennsylvania”.

Being a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute Of Politics, Mark is also an author of the book “On the Campaign Trail”, inspired by 1984 presidential campaign. This book was published on 1985 which highlighted presidential race held in 1984. This book and his writing were praiseworthy and much appreciated by many readers. He is currently working as a journalist in David Brooks of the New York Times.

Personal Life

Mark Shield is living with wife, Anne Hudson Shield, a lawyer and former chief of staff for the Interior Department in Washington. The family currently resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States.

Shield and Anne has a beautiful daughter named Amy Hudson Shield, a television producer. Amy is a graduate of Duke University, who got married to Christopher Cloonan Doyle, a freelance associate producer with the documentary television company in Washington.

Net Worth

Having a solid background and experience, Mark is one of the well-paid media personality as well as the journalist. Mark Shields’ current net worth and exact salary figure are not made public, however, someone as famous as him is no doubt that he is worth over millions of dollars.