Mark Levine serves as Vice President of Programming & Development for Food Network and Cooking Channel at Discovery, Inc. In this capacity, Levine developed and launched such hit series such as Kids Baking Championship and Cutthroat Kitchen while overseeing franchises like Food Network Star and Iron Chef. He created the first kids’ cooking show competition for Food Network, Rachael vs. Guy: Kid’s Cook-Off, which served as a blueprint for hit series Chopped Jr.
Levine is credited with revitalizing Food Network’s hit shows Worst Cooks in America and The Great Food Truck Race.
He originally joined Scripps Networks in 2008 leading digital initiatives including web and mobile for the company’s food brands. He built the digital experience for Cooking Channel from the ground up, and added Food.com to his roster shortly after, developing it into highly-profitable global digital property for the company and the largest user-contributed recipe site in the country.
Previously, Levine was Director of Digital Strategy at SyFy Channel, and before that he oversaw digital for The View, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet in Los Angeles for Disney-ABC. Levine began his digital entertainment career by launching and monetizing various products for Sony Digital.
Prior to these ventures, Levine was Vice President of Feature Development for producers Lisa Henson and Janet Yang at Columbia Pictures working on The People vs. Larry Flynt, Gattaca and High Crimes.
He is based in New York City and holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College.