Mark Ferguson reads the weekend 6pm bulletins for Seven News in Sydney.
A journalist with 25 years experience, he recently re-joined the network after an 18-year absence.
“I’m thrilled to be back at Seven,” Mark says. “It’s fantastic to be part of the number one network and what is without doubt the strongest news team in the business.
“Anchoring bulletins from Martin Place is a whole new experience too and one I’m really enjoying.”
Mark began his career in his hometown of Tamworth in north-west New South Wales, where he scored a job as a cadet journalist at local television station NEN-9 in 1984. His rounds covered everything from cattle prices to country music.
He moved to NRTV Lismore in 1986 before joining Channel Seven in 1987 as a reporter in the Brisbane newsroom. Two years later, he moved to Seven's Cairns bureau where he did features for Hinch, Sportsworld and 11am. A year travelling through Europe and Great Britain followed and in 1991, Mark started at Channel Seven in Sydney.
In 1992, he joined Nine News in Sydney and transferred to the network’s London bureau in 1994. There, he covered major stories including the horrific Rwanda massacres, the Palestinian intifada, the funeral of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the 50th anniversary of D-Day, the ongoing troubles in Northern Ireland and the death of Princess Diana.
Mark returned to Sydney in 1997 to continue reporting and presenting news for Nine. He went on to spend a year at Good Medicine in 2000 while continuing newsreading. In 2001, he resumed full-time commitments in the newsroom, first presenting Nine Morning News and later Nine Early News.
In 2003, Mark became the presenter for the weekend 6pm Sydney editions of Nine News as well as Nine Early News and was the stand-in presenter for the weeknight 6pm bulletin.
The following year he also joined Sunday as the program's newsreader while continuing to read the weekend editions of Nine News and Nine Morning News at 11am.
He led the network’s coverage of the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 and weeks later was appointed to anchor Nine’s weeknight bulletin in Sydney. Mark held this position for four years. He made the switch back to Seven in November 2009.
Mark is a national good will ambassador for the Good Beginnings charity organisation.
He is married to Jayne and they have three children, Jack, Ted and Paddy.