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Biography

SUMMARY

Technology Writer/Editor with recent stint serving as News Editor for InformationWeek.com; previously as writer for ABC-7 News, KTVU-FOX 2, and CNET News.com covering PCs, handhelds, gadgets. Currently focusing on digital lifestyle issues, Web 2.0 technologies, and startups. Avid Twitter user. Highlights include:

• Managed online news operations
• Directed custom publishing program
• Optimized social media to drive content
• Experience in TV, online, newspaper

EMPLOYMENT

InformationWeek/TechWeb (formerly CMP), San Francisco, CA 01/2007 – 06/2009
News Editor
Managed full-time staff and freelancers who report for InformationWeek and TechWeb.
Produced a video series for startup companies, as well as report and blog on a regular basis.
Contributions to InformationWeek include: http://www.informationweek.com/authors/showAuthor.jhtml?authorID=6552

Jupitermedia; DevX, San Francisco, CA 11/2005 – 11/2006
Editorial Director
Managed a team of ~15 freelancers and consultants to write technical articles for corporate software developers, programmers, ISVs, and VARs.
Set editorial direction for custom publishing program.
Clients included Microsoft, IBM, Intel, AMD, and Avaya.

CNET News.com, San Francisco, CA 05/2005 – 11/2005
Senior Staff Writer
Covered consumer electronics including PCs, laptops, printers, and processors.
Beat included HP, Dell, Intel, AMD, Apple, and Palm.
Contributed to the CNET News.com daily podcast.

Jupitermedia; Internetnews.com, San Francisco, CA 10/2000 – 05/2005
Managing Editor
Managed Internetnews.com from the West coast specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions, R&D, enterprise hardware, enterprise software, client hardware, client software, semiconductors and wireless.
Beat included Sun, HP, Oracle, Intel, AMD, and Apple.


KGO-TV; ABC-7, San Francisco, CA 08/2000 – 05/2002
Freelance Writer
Contributed to the 2-hour Sunday Morning news program as well as helping cover returns during the 2000 Presidential Election. Covered breaking news, feature video and spot announcements. Coordinated live shots with news reporters in the field.

KTVU-TV; Cox Broadcasting, Oakland, CA 10/2000 – 05/2002
Freelance Writer
Contributed to the successful "Mornings On 2" news program. Covered breaking news, feature video and spot announcements. Checked news sources and coordinated video to support stories.

Community Television; CTV-30, Pleasanton, CA 10/1996 – 12/1999
TV Anchor, Host, Reporter
Reported on daily and big-picture issues important to the residents of the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin). Co-anchored nightly live news program. Field reported and edited own stories.
Beat included School districts, local politicians, businesses.


EDUCATION
California State University, Hayward.
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts

ASSOCIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS
AFTRA
http://www.aftra.com/aftra/aftra.htm

NABET
http://www.nabetcwa.org/

Internet Press Guild
http://www.netpress.org/

California Press Club
http://thepressclub.org/

COMPUTER TRAINING
Trained in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Specialized in video production, interviews, and editing.

ON CAMERA
MySpace Apps Announcement: Web 2.0 Expo 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc8c9KbKji0

Startup City: Service-now.com -- IT Service Management
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5qQ5p_1Pz8

PUBLISHED WORK SAMPLES
For San Leandro Times and Castro Valley Forum; East Bay Publishing 01/2007 – 04/2009
Improve Your Computer Security With Just One Password
http://singer.typepad.com/bullpen_bulletins/2009/06/improve-your-computer-security-with-just-one-password-.html

The 7 Hidden Secrets Of Google
http://singer.typepad.com/bullpen_bulletins/2009/06/the-7-hidden-secrets-of-google.html

Interests

startups, web 2.0., internet life, mobile gadgetry, pc vs. mac, game-changing technology