Mark Hugo was born in Schweinfurt in 1969. After studying journalism in Munich, he worked for several years as a reporter and final editor at a regional TV station in the Bavarian capital. In 2000, he moved to ZDF in Mainz. The stations there: first the online news, then for many years the heute editorial department, where Hugo worked as a final editor, reporter and at times also as a presenter. Since 2017, Mark Hugo has been an editor and author in the ZDF environment editorial department.