Mark Hoffman was named President of CNBC in February 2005. An award-winning broadcast veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Hoffman has transformed CNBC into a leading multi-platform international brand widely acknowledged as First in Business Worldwide. Hoffman has expanded the network's global footprint, established a profitable digital business and developed a successful primetime strategy. CNBC at night is now a mix of unscripted programming, award-winning documentaries, and highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC all consistent with the network's distinct brand, which has dramatically increased CNBC's measured ratings during primetime.
Prior to becoming President of CNBC, Hoffman served as President and General Manager of WVIT, NBC's owned-and-operated station in Hartford, CT, beginning in August 2001. He came to WVIT from CNBC, where he was Vice President and Managing Editor, Business News and also served as acting President and Managing Director for CNBC Europe. Hoffman first joined CNBC in 1997, after an extremely successful local television station career at KDNL in St. Louis (VP and GM), KNBC in Los Angeles (VP, News), WBBM in Chicago (News Director) and WAGA in Atlanta (News Director) and also held management positions at ABC-owned WABC in New York and WLS in Chicago.
Hoffman holds a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is married and has three sons.