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Born in Pittsburgh in 1963, Mark Weisenmiller was graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in the 1980’s. Previous to this event, he began his career in journalism with United Press International (UPI) and also other media outlets in Western Pennsylvania. This was also the time when his interest in broadcasting began and he worked for UPI Radio and other radio outlets.
Along with other IPS correspondents, he was a contributor to the book “Crime and Justice: Abolishing The Death Penalty” (2007). In 2008, when he was not busy covering that year’s U.S. Presidential election, he found time to write “Chet Huntley: Newscaster From The West A New Kind Of Book.” In 2011, he published “Behold, The Mediterranean,” which is a book of non-fiction reportage about 15 countries of North Africa, The Middle East, and Southern Europe---all of which have borders to the Mediterranean Sea.
Moving to Florida in the mid-1980’s, he continued his work for both UPI’s Print and Radio Divisions; jobs with Associated Press (AP) Radio and the now-defunct but still very much missed “The German News” magazine followed. This last mentioned media outlet led to him being hired as a roving Florida Correspondent for the international news-wire agency, based in Germany, known as Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa) during the 1990’s. The last major story that he worked on for UPI’s Print and Radio Divisions was to help cover the 2000 U.S. Presidential recount matter in the state of Florida.
In 2001, Weisenmiller was hired as a reporter for yet another international news-wire agency: the Paris, France-based Agence France Presse (AFP). Along with other AFP editors and reporters, he covered the many stories which were spawned from the September 11, 2001 series of attacks on American commercial airplanes. Additionally, in 2004, he found work for two London, England-based media outlets: “The Economist” and as a Florida Correspondent for Global Radio News (GRN). After AFP and Weisenmiller parted, he went to work for the international news-wire agency Inter Press Service (IPS). When these three jobs ended, he became a Florida Correspondent for the international news wire agency, based in Beijing, China, known as Xinhua (pronounced SHIN-WA) News Agency (XNA).
Currently, he is working on a similar book of non-fiction reportage about China.
Weisenmiller is married and he and his wife have two children in college. He lives and works in Tampa, Florida.