Decorated Veteran. Intelligence Officer. Weapons Inspector. Congressional Fellow. Lobbyist. Business Executive. Public Speaker. Columnist. Radio host. Emmy award-winning television journalist.
In more than 35 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 airing on dozens of television news stations of the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
He 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. The Point was featured on television news stations of Sinclair.
He is also the host and moderator of the award-winning Your Voice, Your Future town hall series. These unscripted, live television events covering a variety of topics of local community interest are held weekly in cities across America.
He is a frequent radio host and guest and is a contributor to The Washington Times, Washington Examiner, American Spectator, Human Events and other publications.
Mark served briefly 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 the U.S. Navy’s European headquarters in London.
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. While in the Navy Reserve, he served in leadership positions in CIA’s National Warning Staff, the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, Naval Space Command, Naval Intelligence and the National Security Agency. He retired with 35 years of total military service as a Captain in the Navy.
In the mid-1990s, 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 a corporate executive in 2005.
Mark 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.