Mark McClusky

Editorial Development Director, WIRED


As Editorial Development Director Mark McClusky leads the award-winning magazine’s editorial efforts on new platforms, including its iPad and other tablet editions. He is also the founding editor of Playbook, WIRED’s sports technology blog. From 2005 to 2010, McClusky was the magazine’s Senior Editor for Products, directing all gear and gadget coverage. He has been Managing Editor of, an editor at Mobile PC magazine, Editor in Chief of, and a reporter and editor at Sports Illustrated and SI for Kids magazines.

McClusky is a co-author of Alinea with Michelin three-star chef Grant Achatz, and is an avid cook who has studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa. He has also written feature stories for Wired about scientist Nathan Myhrvold, sports drug czar Dick Pound, and the Nike+ iPod revolution. He has covered sporting events ranging from the Summer and Winter Olympics to the World Series. His forthcoming book on the science of elite sport will be published by Hudson Street Press in 2014. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two daughters.