Mark Edward Nero

  • Music critic who has interviewed dozens of recording artists


Mark Edward Nero is a former writer for ThoughtCo. He has been a professional journalist since 1995 and a music critic since 1996. Nero has written for numerous publications both within and outside the U.S.​ and has interviewed dozens of recording artists, including R. Kelly, Babyface, Donell Jones, Mya, Brian McKnight, and Raheem DeVaughn. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News, the Boston Globe, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and other publications. Nero is a longtime R&B fan and an amateur musician who plays guitar, piano, and harmonica.


Nero is a graduate of Long Beach City College and San Diego State University, where he earned a degree in Communication and Media Studies.


ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

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