MARK LAVIE is a foreign correspondent who just wrapped up 15 years with The Associated Press, writing and editing for the print wire and broadcasting for AP’s 850 radio stations in North America. His last posting was Cairo, where he lived and worked for two years, splitting his time between Jerusalem and Cairo for the two years before that. His book, “Broken Spring: An American-Israeli Reporter's Close-Up View of How Egyptians Lost Their Struggle for Freedom,” is based on his experiences there.
Mark has been covering the Middle East since he moved to Israel in 1972. Most of his work has been in radio news, starting as an anchor and reporter for Israel Radio's English-language news service and continuing as Middle East correspondent for radio networks including NPR, NBC, Mutual and CBC (Canada). He won the New York Overseas Press Club's Lowell Thomas Award for “Best radio interpretation of foreign affairs” in 1994.
Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mark graduated from Indiana University with a degree in political science in 1969.
Mark is married with two children, two stepchildren and eight grandchildren. He is an Orthodox Jew who sometimes leads services in his local synagogue and sings in the synagogue choir.