Mark Hughes is one of our Photographer/Live Truck Operators.
Mark grew up in the Summers County town of Hinton.
He joined the Staff here at WVVA in December 1989 and through all these years has covered some of the biggest stories affecting our area from Coal Strikes... to both Teacher Strikes..
He also was on the team that covered The tragic shootings at Virginia Tech as well as the disaster at the Upper Big Branch Mine... and many others.
Mark has also been fortunate to win several awards for Photojournalism as well as being honored with the Bluefield College's Shott Excellence in Media Award.
But to Mark his biggest accomplishment is all of the diverse group of young journalists he was able to assist beginning their careers many who have moved into Major markets and networks.
Mark hopes to finish his career here at WVVA covering the news to be a part of the team of people to keep the good people his home area here in Southern West Virginia informed!