Mark Feldstein


Mark Feldstein, PhD, the Eaton Chair of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Maryland, spent 20 years uncovering scandals as an on-air investigative reporter at CNN and other news outlets. As a scholar, he has specialized in media coverage of scandals. His book Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture received critical acclaim and academic awards for research. Feldstein received a BA from Harvard and a PhD from the University of North Carolina. He is regularly quoted as an expert by news outlets in the U.S. and abroad and has testified as an expert witness in court and before Congress. As an investigative reporter, he was beaten up, subpoenaed and sued in the U.S.; detained and censored in Egypt; and escorted out of Haiti under armed guard. His exposés led to resignations, firings, multi-million dollar fines and prison terms – and more than 50 journalism prizes. Feldstein teaches a course on the history of scandals in America and is now writing a book about media malpractice and journalistic scandals in the U.S.