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.


  • CNBC's Harwood: Obama Off And Running?
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 2:41 PM ET

    He's running--sort of. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is a major step closer to actually running for the presidential nomination of his party. Obama announced in high-tech fashion (on his personal Web site) that he's formed an exploratory committee to run for the top spot on the presidential ticket in 2008.

  • Verizon Call To FairPoint: Takeover The Northeast
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 12:26 PM ET

    Telecommunications giant Verizon --got a bit smaller today--after announcing a $2.7 billion transaction to spin off its local exchange assets in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Verizon plans to merge the assets with FairPoint Communications. This was good news for FairPoint's stock--it's been up as high as 13% today.

  • Sarbanes-Oxley: Hurting Or Helping U.S. IPOs?
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

    Many in the U.S. business community are concerned over regulations that they think are hurting them in key areas--like IPOs. According to the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation--the U.S. raised only 5% of the value of global IPOs last year. That's compared to 50% in 2000.