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Mark Wright

Journalist, Co-Founder, Wright Creative Agency

Sports has been Mark W. Wright’s life since college.

The journalist, producer and documentarian is a proud alumni of Howard University’s School of Communications.

Mark spent 15 years at ESPN, starting at ESPN The Magazine (in New York), moving on to ESPN Events (Charlotte, NC), and rounding out at ESPN’s The Undefeated, where he wrote about soccer, culture, race and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

At ESPN, Mark fed his passion for documentaries — serving as writer and producer on his most meaningful project, Redemption Song, a 30 for 30 film about his beloved Howard winning a national soccer championship.

After three years at The Undefeated, Mark moved on to Mountain View, CA-based OZY Media, where he served as Senior Editor for Sports & Race.

Mark and his journalist wife (Heather) established Wright Creative Agency (2015), a creative/branded content and video production company. At WCA, the two collaborate to do what they’ve done their whole careers: tell stories. In 2018, WCA was awarded a Telly Award (which honors excellence in video and television across all screens) for producing a feature short for their client SUNBELT RENTALS’ response efforts during the hurricane season.

Born in England and raised in Jamaica, Mark has pivoted as the publishing industry has evolved — navigating newspaper, magazine, digital and video platforms — and in recent months serving as a leading voice during this time of racial awakening.

The father of three resides in Charlotte, NC — where he freelances for a number of outlets, including ESPN, Sports Business Journal and The Shadow League.

Sports is still his life.