Daniel Roth is the executive editor of LinkedIn, based in New York.
In the role, he oversees the news flowing through LinkedIn Today, LinkedIn's groundbreaking social professional news site, and the LinkedIn Influencer program, which offers top professional thought leaders a chance to write for LinkedIn's 187 million members.
Previously, Roth was the managing editor of Fortune's digital offerings, overseeing Fortune.com, Fortune's apps and other digital initiatives.
Roth was a senior writer at Wired magazine, where he wrote about Google founder Larry Page’s quest for cell phone dominance; Brian Roberts’ attempts to bring Comcast into the Internet age; and how radical transparency is the only solution to averting the next Great Recession. His 2008 cover story on Shai Agassi’s electric car revolution was a finalist at the Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. 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 and the magazine's first writer.
Roth also served as a senior writer and editor at Fortune for eight years. Some of his most cited stories include embeding at America’s top employer, The Container Store, to see what made it great; a profile of the founder of BitTorrent (selected for Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology); and more. In 2005, he conducted a rare interview with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates together. That same year, his story following the creators of Skype was named Best Story on Entrepreneurship at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards.
Roth started his career at the Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, NC, moving to Forbes magazine a year later as a reporter.
He has a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and lives in Brooklyn.