Writer

Mark Salter is a former administrative assistant to the late Senator John McCain and served as a senior advisor in both of the Senator’s presidential campaigns. He held the position of chief foreign policy advisor to the Senator from 1989 to 1993. A 1981 graduate of Georgetown University, Salter worked as a press officer in the U.S. Mission to the U.N. and served until 1989 as press aide and speechwriter to former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Jeane Kirkpatrick. Salter has written 10 books in collaboration with Senator McCain and other prominent public figures, including the recent New York Times’ number one bestseller, “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations,” as well as six earlier New York Times bestsellers. He was a senior consultant on two recent documentary lm projects, Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War,” and Kunhardt Films’ “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls.” He and his wife, Diane, split their time between the Washington, D.C. area and Castine, Maine.