San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Mark Madler covers accounting, aviation & aerospace, banking & finance, manufacturing, media & entertainment, the cities of Burbank and Simi Valley, and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006.

Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area.

He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Stories

Ixia Files Reports, Avoids Delisting

Ixia staved off potential delisting from the Nasdaq after it became current with quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Clear Channel Changes Name to iHeartMedia

Clear Channel Communications Inc. announced on Tuesday it has changed its name to iHeartMedia Inc. to better reflect its multi-platform approach.

Chatsworth Electric Truck Plant Closes

Boulder Electric Vehicle has shut down its Chatsworth assembly plant and laid off about 50 workers, according to media reports.

L.A. Daily News Could Be Sold

The Los Angeles Daily News is among the newspapers that could be sold as parent company Digital First Media said Friday it was reviewing strategic alternatives for its business.

DTS Acquires Software Developer

Audio technology company DTS Inc. is acquiring Manzanita Systems, a Poway software developer for digital television, video-on-demand and other platforms.

Deluxe Acquires German Cloud Company

Post-production company Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is acquiring Mediapeers, a German cloud-software provider for the entertainment industry.

KCET Auctioning Off Spectrum

Burbank public television station KCET has entered into a partnership with public educational station KLCS to auction off unused spectrum and share a single over-the-air broadcast channel.

Virgin Galactic Receives NASA Contract

Two aerospace companies at the Mojave Air & Space Port, including Virgin Galactic, have received three-year contracts from NASA to take scientific payloads into sub-orbital space.

Toy Industry Veteran Joins Universal

Vince Klaseus has joined Universal Pictures as the studio seeks to grow its family and children’s business.

Business Groups All Aboard on Mountain Tunnel

Transportation: An alternate route for high-speed rail would tunnel under the San Gabriel Mountains.

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