Mullen attended Loyola University in New Orleans from 1981 to 1985, where he majored in Journalism and Spanish. After graduating from college, he went to work as a reporter in Mississippi for WLOX-TV the regional ABC affiliate covering Biloxi, Gulfport, and Pascagoula.. After two years working at WLOX, Mullen moved to work as a reporter at KDFW in Dallas, Texas.
After working in Dallas for another two years, Mr. Mullen went to work as an anchor and reporter for KRON-TV in San Francisco. Mullen spent seven years working in San Francisco and rose to popularity and prominence as a bay area television personality. After working at KRON, Mr. Mullen moved up to anchor the national ABC overnight newscast World News Now. Mark spent five years anchoring World News Now, where he fit in well to the often humorous newscast. Mullen then spent two years anchoring the local evening news in Seattle for KING-TV before returning to KRON following the disintegration of his marriage to fellow anchor Liz Mullen, daughter of then chairman and chief executive officer of Time Inc. in New York. After joining NBC News as a national correspondent in 2003, he reported out of NBC News's Burbank bureau.
In late 2006 Mullen assumed his current post in Beijing, marking the first time NBC has had a full-time correspondent in China since Ned Colt left in 2004. The new role is part of a recent NBC News expansion of its bureau there, which is undoubtedly tied to NBC's effort to increase visibility of China in anticipation of the network's broadcast of the 2008 Olympic Games. Since arriving in Beijing, Mullen has teamed up with bureau producer Adrienne Mong to produce a number of notable stories, including a weeklong series on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams called " China Rising" which showed a multi-faceted changing China in the context of the October 2007 National Party Congress. Mullen also contributed to the one year Olympic countdown broadcasts for NBC's TODAY and Nightly News on August 8, 2007. Mullen's August 8 live stand-up from Tiananmen Square was the first live broadcast from the square since the Chinese government crackdown on student demonstrators in 1989.
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