7505 Warwick Blvd
7505 Warwick Blvd Newport News
Newport News, VA
The winner of 17 awards from the Virginia Press Association, Mark St. John Erickson covers Hampton Roads history and museums for the Daily Press, writing regular feature stories and a blog on local history and archaeology as well as columns on the region’s visual arts scene.
Born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Mark spent his first years with his Navy family living in Virginia Beach, then returned to Hampton Roads from a series of overseas and out-of-state stints to attend York High School. He graduated from the College of William and Mary and holds a master's degree from the University of Virginia.
Mark's primary interests are his wife, Miriam, and their son, Owen, as well as their families in Virginia Beach and Colombia, South America. He also spends a great deal of time working on his 1924 house in Old Hampton. Both he and Miriam are former triathletes attempting to keep themselves fit through recreational running.