Mark Edward Petersen (November 7, 1900 – January 11, 1984) was an American news editor and religious leader. He served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1944 until his death. Petersen was managing editor of the church-owned Deseret News in 1935 and editor in 1941. Petersen had become managing editor in 1935. He was editor from 1941 until his death in 1953. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1953 at the age of 67.