Well known political commentator, Mark Shields, dies at 85

Mark Stephen Shields was an American political columnist, advisor, and commentator. He worked in leadership positions for many Democratic candidates’ election campaigns.

From 1988 through 2020, Shields contributed weekly political analysis and commentary to the PBS NewsHour. From 2001 through 2020, his on-screen equivalent was David Brooks of The New York Times.

Mark Shields, a CNN and PBS ‘NewsHour’ political analyst, died at the age of 85.

Mark Shields, a political guru and longtime CNN and PBS analyst, died Saturday morning according to the anchor of PBS NewsHour.

Shields died on June 18, 2022, at the age of 85. His death was attributed to kidney failure, according to sources.

According to sources, Shields passed away at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

In the early morning of June 18, PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff revealed the death. She expressed her sadness on Twitter, writing that she was “heartbroken to share this,” referring to the death of longtime Friday night analyst Mark Shields.

Mark had an encyclopedic grasp of American politics, Judy added, as well as a strong sense of humor and a big heart. With his wife Anna by his side, Mark died away.

Mark Shields’ death has impacted many media figures, with many flocking to Twitter to pay their respects and express their condolences to the late great television presenter and political analyst.

How old is Mark Shields? Everything on his Family, Age, Birthday, Early Life

Mark Shields was born on May 25, 1937 (aged 85) in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Shields was raised in an Irish Catholic home in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as the son of Mary (Fallon), a schoolteacher, and William Shields, a paper dealer who was prominent in local politics.

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Explore Mark Shields Net worth, Updated!!

The Net Worth of Mark Shields was estimated to be $1 million dollar.

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Everything about Education

Furthermore, He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

Who is Mark Shields Wife? Children/Relationship

Mark Shields was a married man and was married to Anne Hudson. Shields married Anne Hudson, a lawyer and former civil service employee of the US Department of the Interior, in 1966.

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Amy is their daughter, and they have two grandchildren.

What was Mark Shields Career? Profession

Shields joined in the United States Marine Corps in Florida in the early 1960s. Before being dismissed in 1962, he was a lance corporal.

In 1965, Shields moved to Washington, D.C., to work as an adviser to Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire. In 1968, Shields joined the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy.

Shields joined The Washington Post as an editorial writer in 1979. In the same year, he started writing a column for Creators Syndicate, which was distributed nationally.

From 1988 through 2020, Shields was a regular political pundit on PBS NewsHour. On the December 14, 2020, edition of the NewsHour, anchorwoman Judy Woodruff stated that Shields will be departing the show as a regular analyst following the December 18 edition.

Shields was the author of On the Campaign Trail, about the 1984 presidential campaign.

What about his social media?

He is seen active on Facebook as Mark Shields with 3.1k+ followers.

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