Mark Koba

Mark Koba
Senior Editor, CNBC

Mark Koba is a senior editor at CNBC.com. Topics for his feature story writing include the business of politics, health care, employment and the economy.

Before working at CNBC.com, he spent 11 years at Bloomberg LP, where among various duties, he was program producer for the award-winning "Bloomberg Small Business" television show.

Koba's background includes a decade of news writing and show producing at CNN, E! Entertainment Television, ABC's "World News Now," "Good Morning America" and CBS' "This Morning."

Follow Mark Koba on Twitter @MarkKobaCNBC.


  • To Win Contest--Analyst Says Think "Small"
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Where does a professional say you should put your contest money? The one answer is small caps. That's according to Scott Billeadeau who is managing director at Fifth Third Asset Management. Scott was on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Moneymaker "Marvels At Apple"
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 12:15 PM ET

    We've learned that Chris Moneymaker HAS made some stock picks. The "Squawk on the Street" staff is glad that did. (remember, the shows are competing against each other). He's apparently set up his own account--off our site--but we'll get him squared away.

  • Contest Update: New Leader Takes Over
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    Okay--here's a look at the current standings and what people are doing. Scott Wrynn is the first leader to have made a trade that lost money, though a small amount. His portfolio is worth $1,697,660.24 as of Monday's 4 pm close. His first trade on 3/5 was Fremont General and he went almost all-in buying 168,000 shares at $5.89 per share or $989,000.