MethuenLife contributor Mark Vogler, 70, was one of only five journalists recently inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.
Currently an editor/reporter at the Saugus Advocate weekly, Mark wrote articles for MethuenLife for years after leaving The Eagle-Tribune where he was a longtime reporter. The 51-year veteran lives in his grandmother’s Methuen home where his dad was raised. As a young Boy Scout, Mark earned a journalism badge for writing articles for local papers about Scout activities. With 18 newspapers under his belt, Mark has served nearly every reporter role. He was a member of The Eagle-Tribune news team that earned a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of four kids who fell through ice and drowned in the Merrimack River.
“My most significant accomplishment as a journalist is receiving ceremonial bill-signing pens from governors in two different states (Florida and Massachusetts) after my reporting was credited with the passage of state laws —  fingerprinting of Florida’s school teacher applicants and the ‘anti-runner law’ in Massachusetts, making it illegal for lawyers and chiropractors to rely on referrals from a paid middle man known as a runner who recruited fake victims in insurance fraud scams,” says Mark.
When not reporting and editing, Mark can be found fitness walking and attending New England Patriots games.