Mark Hoffman was named president of CNBC in February 2005. An award-winning broadcast veteran with more than 25 years' experience, Hoffman transformed CNBC into a leading multiplatform global brand. He has expanded the network's global footprint, established a profitable digital business, built an award-winning Long Form documentary unit and led CNBC to six-consecutive years of record financial performance.
Prior to becoming president of CNBC, Hoffman served as president and general manager of WVIT, NBC's owned-and-operated station in Hartford, Conn., beginning in August 2001. He came to WVIT from CNBC, where he was vice president and managing editor for business news and 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 an 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.