Mark Riley is the Seven Network’s Political Editor. He started in journalism in 1979 as a cadet with the Newcastle Herald and moved to the Sydney Morning Herald in 1990, covering State and Federal politics. From 1998 to 2002, he was New York Correspondent for the SMH and Age, leading the papers’ coverage of the September 11 attacks from his Manhattan home. He returned to Australia to become the SMH’s chief political correspondent in Canberra. He joined the Seven Network in 1994. Mark won a Walkley Award in 1999 for his coverage of the United Nations’ deliberations on East Timor. In 2006, he became the first television journalist to win the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism. He is a regular on Seven’s Sunrise and Morning Show and reports daily for the prime time 6pm news bulletin.
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