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Mark Shields Biography

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.

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Charles Osgood Biography

Charles Osgood is the host of daily program The Osgood File which has been broadcasted on the CBS Radio Network Since 1971. Born on January 8, 1933, Charles Osgood represents himself as an American radio and television commentator and also a writer. He has been appearing on the daily program The Osgood File as a host since 1971 on the CBS Radio Network. He is also the host of CBS News Sunday Morning. He is also known for his voice contribution as the narrator of an animated film Horton Hears A Who!, which was released in 2008. He has also written a memoir of his boyhood.


Charles Osgood was born in the Bronx, New York City but he did not spend much time in New York. He moved to Baltimore Maryland along with his family. He completed his high school education from a school in Baltimore Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. He has written a memoir about his life as a growing child in Baltimore during World War II under the topic Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack (2004).  Osgood earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Fordham University in 1954. During his days in Fordham, he started to work for WFUV, the University’s FM radio station which was starting point of his career in radio and television.

    “There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule.”

Charles Osgood served in the U.S. Army in between 1955 and 1959 as a member of The United States Army Band. He used to perform with The United States Army Chorus and also held the position of master of ceremonies for the army concert band. He is also a pianist. Collaborated with army band, his single Gallant Men (1967) with his lyrics won a Grammy Award for spoken word performance.

Charles-Osgood (FILEminimizer)

In August 1967, he started his career in WCBS, anchoring the first-morning drive shift. He has been hosting Westwood One’s The Osgood File on radio stations nationwide. Similarly, he has been appearing on the television as a host of CBS News Sunday Morning since 1994.He has been famous for his unique style of presentation on television as well as radio.

Osgood is a writer of syndicated newspaper column which is published twice in a week. He has authored six books including Nothing Could Be Finer Than a Crisis That Is Minor in the Morning (Holt, Rineheart & Winston, 1979), The Osgood Files (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1991) and See You on the Radio (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999). His most recent book is Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack (Hyperion, 2004).


Osgood is currently married to Jean and the couple has five children named Winston, Anne-E, Emily J., Jamie, and Kathleen. Throughout his successful career, he has made net worth of $1.5million. He was honored with National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1990 and was also awarded Paul White Award in 2005 by Radio Television Digital News Association.