Mark Mahoney is the Editorial Page Editor for The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y., where he writes daily editorials on state and local issues, as well as organizes and oversees meetings of the newspaper’s editorial board, writes the newspaper’s political endorsements, and authors a nationally recognized blog about open government issues called, “Your Right to Know.”
In 2009, while Editorial Page Editor for The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y., he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for a series of editorials advocating for open government and the public’s right to know. Mahoney has won nearly 50 national and state awards for editorial writing and reporting, including The American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Editorial Writing, the National Headliners Award for Editorial Writing, the Associated Press Managing Editors First Amendment Award and the Lee Enterprises President’s Award for News.
After leaving The Post-Star in November 2011, he served three years as the associate director of media relations for the New York State Bar Association in Albany, N.Y., before returning to his true professional love, journalism, as Editorial Page Editor of The Daily Gazette in 2014.
He and his wife, Lisa, live in Queensbury, N.Y., with their golden retriever, Marlee, and two cats. They enjoy traveling, going to concerts and participating in outdoor activities such as kayaking and camping.