Jarl Mohn divides his time between being a corporate director and advisor to a number of media companies, making direct early stage angel and seed investments in digital media/technology venture and managing The Mohn Family Foundation, the philanthropic entity he and his wife created in 2000.
Previously he was the founding President and CEO of Liberty Digital, a public company that invested in interactive television, cable networks and the internet. Prior to Liberty Digital, Jarl created E! Entertainment Television serving as President and CEO from January 1990 to December 1998. Mohn was formerly Executive Vice President and General Manager of MTV and VH1 from 1986 to 1990 where he led the transformation from music videos to long form programming.
Prior to his career in television, Mohn had a 19 year career in radio. He began as a disc jockey and moved through the ranks as a programmer, general manager and then owner of a group of radio stations.Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Mohn attended Philadelphia’s Temple University where he studied mathematics and philosophy. He currently lives in Brentwood with his wife and two children.
Scripps Networks Interactive- HGTV, TV Food Network, The Travel Channel and other cable networks; Public.
comScore- The leading internet measurement service; Public.
Fanhattan- A service that helps consumers search and browse all movie and tv content for tv, web and mobile devices. Private.
The Rubicon Project- Ad network optimization and real time bidding platform for web publishers; Private.
Playdek- Developer of card and board games for digital and mobile devices. Private.
CNET Networks- Past Chair of the Board. Company was sold to CBS in June 2008.
XM Satellite Radio- former board member. Company merged with Sirius Satellite Radio in 2008.
Riot Games- Former board member and investor. Free to play strategy game. Sold to Chinese internet leader TenCent.
MobiTV- Former board member. Provides television programming and channels over Sprint, ATT, Verizon and other carriers in the US, Canada and other territories; Private.
KickApps- Former board member and investor. Suite of web applications and tools for on-line companies. Sold to Kit Digital.
Not For Profit Boards:
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism- Chairman of the Board of Councilors
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California – Past Chairman (1994-2009)
Southern California Public Radio KPCC – Trustee and Chairman of the Board
World Presidents Organization, Los Angeles Chapter- Past Chairman