Mark McClusky is Head of Product & Business Development at WIRED, where he directs the brand's technology, product and audience development teams, as well as leading business development for the editorial operation.
He previously served as the Head of Operations at WIRED, as well as as Editor, WIRED.com for two years. Under his direction, WIRED.com posted record traffic and readership numbers, and garnered industry recognition for editorial excellence, including eight Webby Awards and multiple nominations for National Magazine Awards.
Previously, McClusky was Special Projects Editor at WIRED, where he led the award-winning magazine’s editorial efforts on new platforms, including its iPad and other tablet editions.
From 2005 to 2010, McClusky was the magazine’s Senior Editor for Products, directing all gear and gadget coverage. He also served as editor of the newsstand-only WIRED TEST magazines and was the founding editor of Playbook, WIRED’s sports technology blog. He has been Managing Editor of WIRED.com, an editor at Mobile PC magazine, Editor in Chief of EA.com, and a reporter and editor at Sports Illustrated and SI for Kids magazines.
McClusky is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes, and What We Can Learn from Them, published in 2014. He has covered three Olympics, the World Series, and countless other sporting events. He was one of the founding editors of Sports Illustrated’s website, and was a staffer on SI Daily, the magazine’s daily edition at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. McClusky was also a member of the cutting-edge baseball analytics collective Baseball Prospectus, and was a contributor to several of its bestselling books.
McClusky is an avid home cook who has studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa. He’s a co-author of Alinea with Michelin three-star chef Grant Achatz, and his WIRED feature story about scientist and cookbook author Nathan Myhrvold was anthologized in the 2012 edition of Best American Science & Nature Writing.
He has made a wide variety of media appearances, including television appearances on Today, NBC Nightly News, PBS NewsHour, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, and G4′s Attack of the Show. He’s appeared on many NPR shows including Morning Edition, Science Friday, Talk of the Nation, as well as Here and Now and Good Food. As a speaker, he's appeared at numerous events, including South by Southwest, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the WIRED Health Conference, the Magazine Publishers of America Swipe 2.0 Conference, and IAB Canada Connect.
A graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, McClusky lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two daughters.