MARK GUARINO writes about culture, national news, and all points between.

He is a producer with ABC News where he writes for the website, and researches stories and book segments for Good Morning America and other programs. His book, COUNTRY AND MIDWESTERN: CHICAGO IN THE HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND THE FOLK REVIVAL was published by the University of Chicago Press and he is currently writing a second book for The University of Wisconsin Press.

His byline has also appeared in THE WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, REUTERS, THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, AGENCE-FRANCE PRESSE, MOJO, AL-JAZEERA AMERICA, among many other outlets. He was the Midwest Bureau Chief for THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR for six years where he covered the BP oil spill, labor, the environment, Hurricane Katrina recovery, hate crimes, federal trials, among many other topics. He was also the pop music critic for THE CHICAGO DAILY HERALD for 11 years.

He is a frequent media guest to talk about his work, having appeared on the BBC, CBC, Sirius/XM POTUS Channel 124, National Public Radio (NPR), Al-Jazeera television, “Chicago Tonight” (WTTW Chicago), WGN-AM, WLS-AM, WVON, Russia Today (RT), Geraldo Rivera (FOX), and other outlets.

Mark has taught journalism at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his MFA from Bennington College in Vermont.

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