Mark Niu

Mark Niu is the San Francisco correspondent for CGTN-America.

He frequently reports on the growing business ties between China and the U.S. West Coast, while also highlighting the successes and struggles of the Asian-American community. Mark extensively covers Silicon Valley’s hi-tech and startup scene, while also exploring the industry’s economic and social impact on local residents.

Mark has most recently conducted interviews with San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, GoPro Founder Nick Woodman, Shark Tank star Daymond John, Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Author Tim Ferriss.

Mark spent 12 years working overseas in Hong Kong and China. He served as anchor and correspondent for Fox’s international sister network, Star TV, where he traveled throughout the Asia region. He provided in-depth reporting on Hong Kong’s transition to Chinese rule, traveled by bus through the DMZ to North Korea, and interviewed Asian leaders including Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo.

He was awarded a Foreign Correspondents Human Rights Press Award from Amnesty International for his investigative report on corporal punishment in Indian schools. As a journalist in Asia, Mark helped produce programs for CBS 60 Minutes, The NBC Nightly News, The National Geographic Channel and the Nightly Business Report on PBS. He was a familiar face in Hong Kong where he anchored and reported the English news for the territory’s two largest broadcasters, TVB and Asia Television.

Prior to that, Mark served as reporter and producer at local NBC and ABC affiliates in Wisconsin.

Mark is also a screenwriter and playwright. His play, Juche Rules, based on his travels to North Korea, was staged at East West Players Theater in Los Angeles and published in the Southern California Review. His short films have earned Best Drama Awards at both the Moondance and Poppy Jasper Film Festivals.

Follow Mark Niu on Twitter @MarkNiuWrite


July 2, 2021

The U.S. state of Washington fully reopens

  The U.S. state of Washington has just reopened for business after more than a year of sheltering in, social distancing, and masking requirements. Though welcome news for businesses, it also comes amid a heat wave that’s setting record temperatures.   Read More...
June 30, 2021

Heat wave scorches Pacific Northwest

A heat wave continues to scorch the Pacific Northwest of the United States.  U.S. and Canadian West Coast cities spanning from Washington state to Oregon to British Columbia are all hitting record-temperature levels.  CGTN’s Mark Niu reports from Spokane, Washington. Read More...
June 22, 2021

Sheep landscaping

How can science and design help create multifunctional green spaces that maximize cultural and environmental values? Read More...
June 16, 2021

San Francisco nears herd immunity

San Francisco – one of the first U.S. cities to impose shelter-in-place orders to curb the pandemic – may also be on the verge of becoming the first U.S. city to achieve herd immunity. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports. Read More...
June 11, 2021

Black entrepreneurs carve out space in tech

Although the COVID-19 pandemic hit the startup world hard with layoffs, those that did survive pulled in record amounts of venture capital funding – $130 billion in 2020. But often left behind were startups founded by people of color – especially Black Americans – who […] Read More...
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