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About Mark Hyman

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Emmy Award-winning journalist Mark Hyman is known for his keen observations and insightful commentaries.  His keep-it-simple approach to controversial topics of the day provides a fresh perspective that is lacking in many other news outlets.  His factual examination of current events empowers people who want to explore the reality of a situation.  This approach confounds those critics who are more concerned about promoting a narrative than in promoting the facts.

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Veteran.  Intelligence Officer.  Weapons Inspector.  Congressional Fellow.  Lobbyist.   Business Executive.  Writer.  Radio Personality.  Television Host.  Award-winning Journalist. 

In more than 40 years, Mark Hyman has served around the globe in a variety of capacities.  He has performed activities that other journalists only talk about.  

He hosts the commentary program Behind the Headlines with Mark Hyman, which appears on dozens of television stations nationally with a weekly audience in excess of 10 million viewers. He moderates the award-winning Your Voice Your Future televised town hall series.  He is a contributor to The Washington Times, Washington Examiner, American Spectator, Human Eventsand other periodicals.  

Hyman previously hosted The Point with Mark Hyman, an award-winning commentary television program that took him across the country and to locations abroad, including reporting from the war zone in Iraq.  He manages the website Gov't Run Amuck.

Hyman served in the Army before attending college on an Army ROTC scholarship.  He was later accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1981.  He served as a naval officer on ships assigned to the east and west coasts and he served in Europe.  He has conducted worldwide travel with extensive time spent in the Middle East.

Following active duty, he worked as a civilian with the Office of Naval Intelligence and with the U.S. On-Site Inspection Agency as a disarmament treaty weapons inspector in former Warsaw Pact countries and the former Soviet Union.  He retired as a Captain in the Navy Reserve.  His leadership positions included CIA’s National Warning Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, Naval Space Command, Naval Networks and Space Operations Command, Naval Intelligence and the National Security Agency.  He retired with 35 years of total military service.

In 1995, he attended the Johns Hopkins University on an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship and worked in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He joined Sinclair in 1997 as a corporate executive and assumed the duties of news commentator in 2001.  He stepped-down as an executive in 2005.

He has appeared on network and cable television news programs, on nationally-syndicated and local radio programs, and has been interviewed for numerous national publications.  He is a frequent public speaker on college campuses, before community organizations, at numerous conventions, and he has testified before Congress.

The military organizations in which he has served have been awarded four CIA National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Commendations during his service, and he has been awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award and several Navy and Joint military awards.  

Hyman was selected as an International Who’s Who of Professionals for 1998 and 2001 and Who’s Who for 2001 and 2002.  He was named Best Local TV Personality for Baltimore in 2003.  In 2011, he was named a "Top Influencer" in Maryland politics by Campaign & Elections magazine.  

Hyman has received an Emmy, three Associated Press awards, a New York State Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting Award, Oregon Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting Award, Maine Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting Award, thirteen Telly Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting and six Aurora Awards for Excellence in the category of Social Issues and Documentary, including two Platinum Best in Show awards.  He is active in several national and local charity organizations.


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