Mark Hosenball


Mark Hosenball
Mark Jeffrey Hosenball

Cleveland, Ohio[1]

Mark Hosenball is an American national security correspondent and investigative reporter at Reuters.[2] Prior to joining Reuters in September 2010, he worked for Newsweek. He started there in November 1993, after working at Dateline NBC as an investigative producer. He also worked at The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, Time Out, and contributed articles to The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. He has also done commentaries for American Public Radio.

Early life and education

Hosenball moved to the United Kingdom at age 18 and attended Leighton Park School in Reading, Berkshire for one year. He returned to the United States to attend the University of Pennsylvania, then attended Trinity College, Dublin for three years.[1][3][4]


After completing his education in Ireland, Hosenball returned to Britain, where he found work as a journalist. In 1976, while working for Time Out, Hosenball, Duncan Campbell, and Crispin Aubrey (who had also been at Leighton Park School) wrote a story entitled "The Eavesdroppers", which mentioned the existence of Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).[5] Hosenball was deported on grounds of being a "threat to British national security."[1][5] Although he challenged the order in court, he was denied,[6] and was deported to the United States in 1977.

Hosenball began working for Newsweek as an investigative correspondent in November 1993. Here he covered a range of issues for the National Affairs department. He has also written a number of stories on terrorism and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., campaign finance, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, the death of Princess Diana, Bill and Hillary Clinton Whitewater political investigation, the crashes of EgyptAir Flight 990 and TWA flight 800, and related air safety issues.[3]

Prior to working for Newsweek, Hosenball worked for Dateline NBC as an investigative producer and print journalist. As a print journalist, he contributed to many British and American publications.[7]

Awards and honors

Hosenball has won a number of awards and honors:

Personal life

Hosenball is married, has a son and currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Kilborn, Peter T. (17 November 1976). "American Newsman Told to Quit Britain" (print newspaper). The New York Times. London: The New York Times. p. 5. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Journalist Spotlight: Mark Hosenball reveals how he scored exclusive Syria aid news". Reuters News Agency. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "America at a Crossroads: Inside the Muslim Brotherhood | PBS". Public Broadcasting Service. April 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  4. ^ "R. V. Home Secretary, ex p. Hosenball".
  5. ^ a b Harding, Luke (2014). The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man. New York: Vintage Books. pp. 172–173. ISBN 9780804173520. OCLC 870337274. [...] some young journalists in Britain wrote an article called 'The Eavesdroppers.' [...] One, a US citizen named Mark Hosenball, was deported without a right to trial as a purported 'threat to British national security.'
  6. ^ Court ruling, "R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Hosenball", [1977] 1 W.L.R. 766; [1977] 3 All E.R. 452; Lord Denning presiding judge, March 29, 1977.
  7. ^ "Mark Hosenball | Reuters". Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Mark Hosenball (biographical details)". Cosmos. Retrieved 23 July 2013.

External links