Mark Strassmann Biography
Mark Strassmann is an American Emmy Award-winning correspondent, anchor, and reporter working for CBS News. He joined the network in 2001 as a correspondent.
Mark Strassmann Career
Strassmann serves as the senior national correspondent based in Atlanta. He covers stories including space exploration. Strassmann also served as the senior national correspondent for “Face the Nation.” During her tenure at CBS News, she covered major domestic and international stories, especially for the “Face the Nation” and “CBS Evening News.” He covered Trayvon Martin’s story, the Florida teenager who was gunned down in Sanford, Florida, by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, and Zimmerman’s trial.
In addition to that, he reported on trials of aging Ku Klux Klan members in the Birmingham church bombing, the aftermath of September 11, the Worldcom accounting debacle, and the raising of the Hunley submarine. He also covered the Colorado wildfires and Texas floods, the shuttle program, church burnings in the South, the Terry Schiavo right-to-die story, Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, as well as the BP oil spill for four months. Since 2003, he has made multiple trips to Iraq.
His journalism career has taken him to many places including Kuwait and Iraq. He reported from the frontlines for seven weeks as U.S. forces swept from Kuwait into Iraq when he was the CBS News embedded correspondent with the 101st Airborne. Strassmann broke the news of the fragging incident within that unit as the first television correspondent worldwide. He reported live from Iraq soon after it happened where he was staying in the tent just behind the one in which two U.S. servicemen were killed in the attack. Furthermore, he covered the fall of Haitian President Aristide.
NBC News Channel
Prior to joining the CBS News team, he worked for NBC News Channel, the network’s affiliate news service, in its Atlanta bureau from 1997 to 2001 as a national correspondent. While there, he contributed reports to “Today” and other NBC broadcasts. Prior to that, he was assigned to NBC News Channel’s Miami bureau from 1995 to 1997. In the course of his time there, he reported in the United States and abroad on major stories including the 2000 Bush-Gore election story in Florida, the 50th anniversary of D-Day, Princess Diana’s funeral, the Pope’s trip to Cuba, the Elian Gonzalez story, and the Atlanta Olympic Games. In addition to that, he covered a total of eight Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the Columbine school shootings, as well as the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco.
Prior to working for CBS News, he worked for WFLA-TV Tampa from 1987 to 1995, WSAZ-TV Charleston, W. Va from 1982 to 1985, KMOL-TV San Antonio in 1985, and WTVT-TV Columbus, Ohio from 1985 to 1987 as a reporter. His journalism career job began at WCVB-TV in Boston working as an associate producer from 1980 to 1982.
Mark Strassmann Age
Strassmann is 65 years old as of 2022. He was born in New York City on April 1, 1957. Strassmann celebrates his birthday on the 1st April every year.
Mark Strassmann Height
Strassmann stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Mark Strassmann Family
Strassmann was born in New York City and grew up in Boston. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Mark Strassmann Wife
Strassmann is married to his better half Linda Stouffer. Linda is a reporter and anchor working for WSB-TV in Atlanta. The two tied the knot in 1995 and have two kids, a son, and a daughter.
Mark Strassmann Net Worth
Strassmann has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a correspondent, anchor, and reporter.
Mark Strassmann Salary
Strassmann earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
He has received several awards and honors through his reporting and anchoring throughout his journalism career. He has won more than 30 journalism awards including an Emmy Award for “CBS Sunday Morning,” a 2002 Emmy Award for CBS News’ coverage of the D.C. sniper story, as well as an Ohio State Award.
Mark Strassmann Salary CBS News
Strassmann Salary works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- John Dickerson
- Seth Doane
- Tony Dokoupil
- Jericka Duncan
- Vladimir Duthiers
- Carter Evans
- Pamela Falk
- Major Garrett
- Jeff Glor
- Catherine Herridge
- Caitlin Huey-Burns
- Ramy Inocencio
- Dana Jacobson
- Gayle King
- Ian Lee
- Lilia Luciano
- Michelle Miller
- Erin Moriarty
- Ed O’Keefe
- Meg Oliver