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


November 12, 2023

San Francisco the host of APEC 2023

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Week is underway. It’s where leaders from around the world gather to discuss trade and economic issues that could dramatically impact global business. CGTN’s Reporter Mark Niu gives us a look at where the event is taking place — the […] Read More...
November 9, 2023

Biden’s executive order on AI gets mixed reviews

In October, U.S. President Joe Biden signed his first-ever executive order on artificial intelligence. Experts in the field are giving it mixed reviews with some saying it could go too far while others say it’s not enough. Mark Niu reports from California. Read More...
November 7, 2023

Open AI Developer Day

The creator behind ChatGPT has announced a new version of the program. See what’s new and how the program is evolving. Read More...
November 2, 2023

Startups gather in Silicon Valley for AI DevWorld Conference

One of the world’s largest artificial intelligence events for developers is taking place in Silicon Valley.  While AI DevWorld showcases how startups are innovating with AI, it also aims to look for ways that entrepreneurs can help spread the wealth.   CGTN’s Mark Niu has the […] Read More...
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