Mark Urban Bio, BBC, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

 Who is Mark Urban?

British, Journalist, Historian, Reporter, and Editor, Mark Urban, works with BBC where he serves the station as a diplomatic Editor presenter. He has been working with the station since 1983.

Mark Urban
Mark Urban

Mark Urban Date of Birth / Age

Urban is approximately 60 years as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.

Mark Urban Height

Urban stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Mark Urban Parents and Siblings

Urban was born and raised in England. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Mark Urban Spouse / Wife

Urban has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not he is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Urban is married or not but the information will be updated once available.

Mark Urban Kids / Children

Details regarding whether or not Urban has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Mark Urban Education

Urban was educated at the independent day schools Rokeby School and King’s College School in Wimbledon, South London. He continued his education at the London School of Economics. After graduation, he served in the British Army, for nine months as a regular officer in the Royal Tank Regiment on a Short Service Limited Commission and four years in the Territorial Army.

Mark Urban Career

Urban joined the BBC in 1983 as an assistant producer, working on several BBC news programs. From 1986 to 1990 he was the defense correspondent of The Independent. This was before rejoining the BBC as a general reporter on Newsnight. From 1993 to 1994 he a was Middle East correspondent for BBC News, before becoming Newsnights diplomatic editor, a role he has held since 1995. He has at times been an embedded reporter, first with British and then U.S. troops.

In his years on Newsnight, he has reported on many of the most compelling foreign news stories in the past two decades: the Gulf War; the attempted coup d’état of 1991 in Moscow; 1993 events in Moscow; the Bosnian War; the Middle East peace process; the War in Kosovo; and the recent US military campaigns in War in Afghanistan and War in Iraq.

In 2009 Urban received a Peace Through Media Award from the International Council for Press and Broadcasting. After the 2018 Amesbury poisoning,, gs Urban reported that he was working with Sergei Skripal up to a year before the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury.


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How Much Does Mark Urban Earn?

Urban earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Mark Urban Worth?

As a journalist and historian, Urban,  has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

Mark Urban Military Historian

In 1992, Urban published Big Boys’ Rules: The SAS and the secret struggle against the IRA on killings by British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary undercover units in Northern Ireland between 1976 and 1987. The book, which was subject to censorship by the D-Notice Committee, was described by John Stalker as “deep and meticulous delving into a secret war”.

In 2001, he published his first book on the Napoleonic Wars, The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes. The Story of George Scovell, which weaves together first-hand accounts of the war and narrative. His second narrative history, Rifles: Six Years with Wellington’s Legendary Sharpshooters, published in 2003, continues the story of the Iberian campaign, through the history of the 95th Rifles. His study of the Royal Welch Fusiliers followed the same pattern as his earlier successes, combining first-hand accounts with an overarching narrative.

In 2010, he published Task Force Black: The Explosive True Story of the SAS and the Secret War in Iraq. It is described as a “ground-breaking investigation”. It required months of negotiations with the Ministry of Defense who had tried to prevent publication.

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