Assistant News Editor
Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters.
Mark received his BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and immediately went into covering news—from politics and crime to entertainment and human-interest stories. He’s moderated state Senate debates as well as mayoral races. As a life-long journalist, Mark enjoys interviewing titans of industry and experts to give his readers the most up-to-date information and important news they need to know.
Mark started working at the assignment desk of an ABC News broadcast affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts at the age of 20. Since then, he hosted an entertainment podcast, worked as a producer and on-air talent for a radio station, and spent years as a reporter then managing editor of the local newspaper The Gardner News.
He joined CRN in 2015 and dove head-first into the technology field. Mark is an American Society of Business Publication Editors award winner.
He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events for the likes of AWS, Dell, Google Cloud, VMware and other cloud companies.
He lives in Hopkinton, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. When not working, Mark is with his children, coaching sports and can be found on Cape Cod.