Mark Hamrick
Business Reporter, Broadcast, Online Video Producer, Associated Press;
The National Press Club

Mark Hamrick is a national award-winning business and financial news journalist for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., where he has worked for more than 25 years. Having reported on both bull and bear markets and, most recently, the Great Recession, his work encompasses video, radio and text.

Mark began working for the AP in Dallas. Earlier, Mark worked in Buffalo, N.Y, as a news anchor at WBEN-AM, WNED-TV, and all-news WEBR-AM radio station. At WBEN, he also did traffic reports from a helicopter. Mark attended the University of Kansas, where he also worked at KANU-FM in Lawrence. As a broadcast journalism student, he appeared on public television stations interviewing newsmakers including Donald Rumsfeld and Ralph Nader. He began his broadcasting career at KGGF-AM in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Mark has won numerous national honors and awards for his outstanding reporting and anchoring in spot news, documentary and newscast categories.During the past decade, Mark has served in many capacities at the National Press Club including board chair, membership secretary and vice president. He was also the founding chairman of the club's broadcast committee.