Mark Orchard is an American journalist who has worked for the TV channels like BBC, NBC, ITV, etc. However, Mark is best known as the former spouse of popular TV presenter Savannah Guthrie.

Who is Mark Orchard?

Mark Orchard
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Mark was born on April 2, 1976, in Victoria, Australia, and raised in a city called Ballarat East. As of 2022, Mark is 46 years old. Mark is of Irish descent and follows the Christianity religion. Outside of these, there is not much personal information available on Mark. Moreover, he has never talked about his childhood, parents, or siblings.

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Regarding his education, he probably went to St. Patricks College as he has also played Australian rules football for the college. So it is safe to assume that he went to St. Patricks College.

Except for this safe assumption, we do not know much about Mark’s education history. The degree he achieved and the major he studied remain a mystery to the general public.

Body Stats

As Mark was a rules football player, he used to have a fit and robust build. However, he has gained weight over the years and lost his well-maintained body figure.

Nevertheless, he is still manly, with a height of 5 feet and 8 inches and a weight of 75 kilograms. Similarly, his biceps are 12 inches. Additionally, his body figure measurements or chest-waist-hips measurements are 40-32-33 inches.


Initially, Mark was an Australian Rules Football player. However, he did not continue his athlete career and lived as a successful journalist.

His time as an athlete started in his college days. Professionally, he started his career in 1995 after Collingwood selected him in the 1994 AFL draft. He played at the team for a year, then moved to Sydney Swans in 1997 to play for them for a year, and then returned to  Collingwood in 1999.

During his professional career of five years, he scored 15 goals and played 86 matches.

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Mark Orchard BBC and Journalism

After dropping his career as an athlete, he started journalism. He kickstarted his reporting career at ITN in 1992. He worked at ITN for four years. And in his fourth year working as a Producer at ITN, he was offered an opportunity to work at BBC News.

He started working at BBC News in 1996 as a Senior Field Producer. Working at BBC gave him a new lifestyle with additional fame. While working at BBC, he has been a part of significant new event reporting such as elections, super bowls, etc.

Mark Orchard during his time at BBC
Mark Orchard during his time at BBC (Image Source: Instagram)

He worked at BBC for ten years before moving to Al Jazeera English in 2006 as a Senior News Editor. After working for seven years as an Editor in Al Jazeera English, he moved to another branch of Al Jazeera called Al Jazeera America to work as the Executive Producer.

While working at Al Jazeera America, he ran the show called America Tonight, which has won awards as a nightly affairs program. His news program covered significant international stories, including the Paris terrorist attacks and the Philippines typhoon.

His recent work includes being the senior producer of a show called ‘Full measure with Sharyl Attkisson’ broadcast on the Sinclair Television Group.

Is Mark Orchard married?

Mark was married to his former BBC work colleague Savannah Guthrie. The couple met when BBC News was covering the trial of Michael Jackson.

After they met, the two became good friends and later started dating in December 2005. The couple spent four years together. However, during that time, they did not bear any kids. The couple divorced in 2009.

Currently, both Mark and his ex-wife live a happy life with their new partners.

Savannah married an American public relations and communication consultant and a former Democratic political adviser, Michael Feldman. The two got married in 2014 and have two kids together.

Mark Orchard with current wife, Ashley Golden
Mark Orchard with current partner, Ashley Golden (Image Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Mark lives with his partner, Ashley Golden. Ashley is a bold young lady who practices nurse at Golden Primary Care. Additionally, she also does photography and traveling.

Net Worth

Mark has been a top-level journalist, having worked for ten years in the BBC news network and over 15 years in other networks.

Mark has collected enough wealth from his career to live a lavish life and travel often. His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.

Social Media

Mark is an active member of social media. However, he is not a popular figure on social media. He can be found under the nametag @orchamd on Instagram.

On his page, he posts pictures of his cat, travels, day-to-day life, partner, etc.

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