MARK MCDONALD - CHIEF COACH
BBC WORLD NEWS
“I am passionate about helping people fulfill their full potential when appearing in a public forum or in media, whether they are making a speech or PowerPoint presentation, answering tough questions about their organization from a journalist,videoing an exclusive story, or making a podcast series."
Public, video and audio performance skills; speech and script-writing, video and audio production, digital and traditional media. News coverage of global politics, U.S. Presidential elections, battlefield conflict, diplomacy, the United Nations and its agencies, as well as natural and human tragedies. Extensive experience in staff development, training and mentoring, legal and contractual negotiations, internal and external communications, crisis management, innovative programming, media and journalism ethics.
McDonald plays a leading role in talent development, and creating and expanding collaborative work nationally with the CPB, NPR, NBC, and American Public Media.
A recipient of the Edward R. Murrow and DuPont Columbia awards for Broadcast Journalism, McDonald managed an expansions of the news operation within the BBC’s New York bureau, creating three groundbreaking programs for both digital distribution and the BBC’s (then new) World TV Channel. He then expanded the WNYC local news team (New York Public Radio) before moving to Washington DC, where WAMU (NPR affiliate) rose under his tenure from 14th in the DC radio market to 1st place. **
(**Arbitron/Nielsen ratings, 2014)