|Industry||Communications or Media|
|Occupation||Photojournalist / Editor|
|Location||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Introduction||Mark M. Hancock is Editor at Squadron / Signal Publications and a Dallas-based freelance photojournalist. He has been a professional photojournalist since 1995. Previously, he was an award-winning staff photojournalist for The Dallas Morning News (1996 - 2004) and The Beaumont Enterprise (2005-2008). He received bachelor of science degree in photojournalism from East Texas State University in 1995. He has won many photography awards and honors from professional organizations. Hancock was born in Vina Del Mar, Chile in 1965 while his father served in the U.S. Navy. He grew up in Richardson, Texas. He later served as a sergeant in the elite OPFOR (Opposing Forces) regiment of the U.S. Army at the National Training Center from 1984-1988. Hancock and his wife Fayrouz live in Plano, Texas and have no children.|
|Interests||Photojournalism, photography, news, sociology, camping, event information, music, Dancing with the Stars|
|Favorite Movies||The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Team America, Heavy Metal, Xanadu, Wizards, Somewhere in Time, Tom Hanks movies, Sandra Bullock movies, Renée Zellweger movies.|
|Favorite Music||Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Berlin, Steely Dan, Sade, Gaelle, Dave Koz|
|Favorite Books||AP Stylebook, Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, The Lord of the Rings series|
Your pajamas have duckies on them. Why did you switch from choo-choos?
Because I'm simply ducked up.