Mark Larkin is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of CNET, ZDNet and Tech Republic. CNET is the world’s largest and most trusted online source of consumer technology news and reviews. In this role, he is responsible for the vision, execution, and direction of the site’s editorial content, product, sales, and business development.
In 2008, with CBS Corporation’s acquisition of CNET Networks, Larkin was named Vice President and General Manager of CBSNews.com. During that time, Larkin and his team launched a slate of successful Web shows including @KatieCouric, 60 MINUTES OVERTIME, WASHINGTON UPLUGGED, and new content initiatives including successful blogs like “Crimesider” and “Political Hotsheet.”
Previously, he was Vice President of Programming for CNET, where he was responsible for developing and executing the broadband video strategy for CNET and CNET TV. Mark joined CNET Networks in 1996 and was instrumental in the creation and development of CNET TV and numerous original video series focusing on lifestyle content.
Larkin attended San Francisco State University and lives in Lafayette with his wife and four children.