President and CEO, LBJ Foundation
Mark K. Updegrove is the president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation and serves as Presidential Historian for ABC News where he appears regularly on “Good Morning America” and “This Week.” From 2009 to 2017, he was the director of the LBJ Presidential Library where he hosted the Civil Rights Summit in 2014, which included Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, and oversaw a major renovation of the Library’s core museum exhibits.
Updegrove is the author of four books on the presidency including The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency. He has written for The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, The Daily Beast, Time, Parade, and National Geographic and has conducted exclusive interviews with five U.S. presidents.
Earlier in his career, Updegrove served as the publisher of Newsweek and president of Time magazine’s Canadian edition. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amy Banner Updegrove.