Dan Roth

Dan Roth

Executive Editor, LinkedIn

Dan Roth

Daniel Roth is the executive editor of LinkedIn, based in New York.

In the role, he oversees the edit team that handles and helped launch:

  • The news on Pulse, LinkedIn's groundbreaking social professional news product (formerly LinkedIn Today);
  • The LinkedIn Influencer program, LinkedIn's original content offering from about 500 of the world's top thought leaders (from Apple's Angela Ahrendts to Marsh's Peter Zaffino); 
  • All other areas of original and curated content.

The never-understated Business Insider called him the "most powerful business journalist on the Internet."

Previously, Roth was the managing editor of Fortune's digital offerings, overseeing its websites, apps and digital initiatives.

Roth was a senior writer at Wired magazine, where he wrote deep dives on Larry Page's Android vision, Brian Robertson's Comcast dreams; and a cover story on Shai Agassi’s Better Place (a Loeb Awards finalist). His 2009 story on Demand Media was included in Yale Press' Best Technology Writing 2010.

Roth joined Wired in 2007 from Condé Nast Portfolio, where he was a founding member.

For eight years, Roth was a senior writer and editor at Fortune. Some of his most cited stories include secretly embedding at America’s top employer, The Container Store; a rare joint interview with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates; a profile of the founder of BitTorrent (selected for Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology); and a story in which he followed the creators of Skype as they were building their company (named Best Story on Entrepreneurship at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards). His piece on Pat Robertson's business empire earned him a letter from Robertson suggesting that he's bound for hell.

Roth started his career at the Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, NC, moving to Forbes a year later. 

He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and 3 sons and is originally from Kentucky.


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