Mark Potter Leaving NBC News

By Chris Ariens 

After 41 years in the TV news business, Mark Potter is taking “a break,” he says.

The Miami-based NBC News correspondent filed his final story on Nightly News tonight, then got a send-off over the closing credits.

MarkPotterPotter joined NBC News in 2004. Before that, he spent 5 years with CNN and was an ABC News correspondent through the 1980s-90s. Potter has covered most major news events from caribbean and South America for the last 4 decades, including the Mariel boat lift, the Grenada invasion, the Haitian immigration crisis, the Mexican and Colombian drug wars and countless Papal visits.

Potter began his career in 1975 as a reporter-photographer for WTVW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Evansville, Ind. before joining WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami, where he won a Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for his investigative reporting.