Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips, CBS News London correspondent
Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips returned to the CBS News London bureau as a correspondent in 1993. He has covered many major stories since then, including the war in the Balkans, the death of Princess Diana and the weapons inspection conflicts in Iraq.

Before that, Phillips had been a correspondent based in Washington (1988-93), where he covered politics and reported from the State Department during the Persian Gulf War. He also covered many consumer affairs stories, including safety issues in the airline and transportation industries. Phillips reported on the investigation into the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight l03 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the TWA crash in Sioux City and, while reporting on the Eastern Airlines strike, broke the story of the company's eventual restructuring and sale.

Prior to his Washington assignment, Phillips was based in CBS News' Rome bureau (1986-88), where he covered the Vatican and Pope John Paul II, the Iran-Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan, among many other stories.

He was promoted to correspondent and assigned to the CBS News Moscow bureau (1984-86), from where he covered three Soviet leaders -- Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko and Mikhail Gorbachev -- as well as the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Moscow and the resumption of U.S.-Soviet arms talks.

Phillips joined CBS News in 1982 as a reporter based in London and covered events throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He became the first non-British correspondent to report from the Falkland Islands during Great Britain's conflict with Argentina in 1982.

Prior to joining CBS News, Phillips was a reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in London. Before that, he was the CBC's Parliament correspondent, based in Ottawa.

Phillips was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was graduated from McGill University in 1970 with a degree in social sciences and humanities. He also attended the Graduate School of Public Communications at Boston University (1970, 1971). Phillips has two children. He lives in London.


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