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Mark Simpson

BBC TV News Journalist

Mark Simpson began his journalistic career at a series of Northern Irish newspapers – The News LetterThe Irish News, and The Belfast Telegraph. He entered journalism after graduating from Queens University Belfast, and after a time working in print journalism he joined the BBC in 1998 as a political correspondent.

He was nominated as Television News Broadcaster of the Year at the BT UK Regional Press and Broadcast Awards 2000. He has also lived in England as a BBC news correspondent, returning to Belfast in 2008, where he took on the role of Ireland Correspondent, taking over from Denis Murray. Mark is from Helen’s Bay, Bangor, County Down, and now lives with his family (wife and three daughters in Holywood, County Down.) He is passionate about telling the truth as a journalist, and has held many leadership positions within his faith community. He also loves rugby!

Mark will compere the opening evening celebration and connecting event for The Good Summit on the 16th October hosted by St Patrick’s cathedral.

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