Mark Shavin

Visiting faculty member, Journalism

Mark Shavin is a visiting faculty member, teaching Newsource in the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Grady College in 1979 and earned his MFA in narrative nonfiction, also at Grady, in 2018. During the years in between, Mark spent most of his career in broadcast journalism, most recently as an executive producer and senior executive producer at WAGA-TV and WSB-TV in Atlanta. Mark worked for decades as a newsroom manager, supervising thousands of newscasts and helping shape and sharpen countless stories. Mark has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and in the pages of numerous Florida newspapers. His award-winning coverage of a devastating crash on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Nimitz featured an interview with the worst injured of the survivors. Mark is currently seeking a publisher for a work of nonfiction.  He collaborated with one of his daughters on a previous book, “Naomi Wants to Know:  Letters from a Little Girl to the Big Big World,” which featured correspondence with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, President Jimmy Carter and others. It was published in the U.S. and South Korea and featured in newspapers around the country, on radio and on TV talk shows, as well as on “Good Morning America.”