Editorial Team

Tom Krazit

Tom Krazit

Executive Editor, Gigaom

Tom is a veteran technology journalist, writer, and editor who has never worked in any other medium than the internet. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Gigaom’s editorial mission. Tom has written and edited stories about nearly everything important to us as a tech media company — enterprise computing, the rise of mobile, and consumer internet companies — at one time or another over twelve years at IDG, CNET, and paidContent before joining Gigaom in 2012 and becoming executive editor in 2013. Tom holds a business degree with a concentration in marketing from Boston College, and has appeared as an industry expert on media outlets including CNBC, ABC, CBS, Revision 3, NPR, TWiT, and several others.

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Signe Brewster

Staff Writer

Signe covers emerging science and technology, with a focus on 3D printing, robotics, material science, medicine and space. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied science writing and served as the editor in chief of the Badger Herald. She split the next year between reporting on particle physics at CERN for Symmetry Magazine and a fellowship at Wired. She joined Gigaom’s San Francisco office in June 2013.

Biz Carson

Biz Carson

Editorial Assistant

Biz is the editorial assistant for Gigaom. Before starting at the San Francisco office in February 2014, she was an editorial fellow for Wired and spent a year as a designer for the Gannett Design Studio in Phoenix, Arizona. A 2012 graduate of Indiana University, she can be found passionately tweeting about Hoosier basketball alongside a mix of tech and science news. And before you even have to ask, her name is short for Elizabeth.

Barb Darrow

Barb Darrow

Senior Writer

Barb has covered technology and high-tech companies for longer than she’d care to admit. She started out as a reporter for InfoWorld, covering Boston-area software companies; then moved over to CRN where she managed the news staff and covered the business both in terms of technology and how technology is sold. She was also news editor for TechWeb and senior news director at TechTarget before joining Gigaom. Barb enjoys seeing how old-school IT companies are (mis)managing their transition into the cloud computing era. She has won several ASBPE awards for her news coverage. Outside of work, she loves gardening, movies and baseball.

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Katie Fehrenbacher

Senior Writer and Features Editor

Katie has been covering cutting-edge technology, startups and innovators in Silicon Valley for close to a decade. She launched Gigaom’s greentech channel in 2007 and closely tracks energy entrepreneurs and investors. She has been a reporter at Red Herring, an editor at Engadget, and began her career as a reporter in the Silicon Valley bureau of the largest Japanese daily newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun. Her work has appeared online for The Economist, The BBC, Fortune, CNN, Business Week, The New York Times, Salon and Red Herring. In 2008, Katie was recognized as a Forbes Energy Genius. She has been a speaker at events like COP 16, The Commonwealth Club’s Climate One, Greenbiz’s VERGE event, The Churchill Club, The Gridwise Forum, GreenBeat, and South by Southwest, and has appeared on American Public Media, ABC and NBC, among others.

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Kevin Fitchard

Senior Writer

Kevin covers mobile broadband, carriers and wireless infrastructure for Gigaom. He has been writing about wireless networks and technology for 11 years, working first at Telephony Magazine and its online successor Connected Planet. Kevin spent his early career at several small Texas newspapers. He made the shift to tech writing upon moving to Chicago, where he now lives.

Derrick Harris

Derrick Harris

Senior Writer

Derrick has been a technology journalist since 2003 and has been covering cloud computing, big data and other emerging IT trends for Gigaom since 2009. He has written the words “cloud” and “Hadoop” possibly more than any other person on the planet. Derrick lives in Las Vegas and has a law degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Away from the office, Derrick trains in muay thai and is active in animal welfare issues.

Stacey Higginbotham

Stacey Higginbotham

Senior Writer

Stacey is happy when immersed in SEC filings, tech specs or poking through a data center. She has spent the last 15 years covering technology and finance for publications such as The Deal, the Austin Business Journal, The Bond Buyer and BusinessWeek, and works remotely from Austin, Texas. At Gigaom, Stacey covers broadband, the internet of things, policy and regulation, and entrepreneurs/startups. She is particularly excited to discover new ways technology is changing the world.

Mathew Ingram

Mathew Ingram

Senior Writer

Mathew covers media in all its forms — social and otherwise — as well as web culture and related issues. He is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past 15 years writing about business, technology and new media as a reporter, columnist and blogger. Prior to joining Gigaom, he was a blogger and technology writer for the Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto, and was also the paper’s first online Communities Editor. Mathew is one of the founders of mesh, Canada’s leading web conference.

Kif Leswing

Kif Leswing

Staff writer

Kif is a staff writer at Gigaom based in New York covering mobile technology. Previously, he was an editorial fellow for Wired and blogged at Gizmodo. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2012, where he also played NCAA Division III lacrosse for the perennially winless Yeomen. He changed his own legal name to Kif when he was a child for better search engine optimization.

David Meyer

David Meyer

Senior Writer

David Meyer is a senior writer for Gigaom, covering Europe and issues relating to privacy and security. He has been a technology journalist since 2006 and has written for publications such as the BBC, The Guardian and ZDNet. He is also a musician, currently enjoying Berlin’s electronic sensibilities.

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Laura Hazard Owen

News Editor

Laura oversees news production in the mornings from the Gigaom East office in Manhattan, assigning, editing, and writing stories as needed. She also covers book publishing, paywalls and magazines, and has a particular interest in e-book pricing and e-singles. She was previously the editor of Publishing Trends, a website and newsletter for the book publishing industry, and served as a staff writer for paidContent.

Jeff Roberts

Jeff John Roberts

Staff Writer

Jeff reports on legal issues that impact the future of the tech industry, such as patents, copyright and privacy. He previously worked as a reporter for Reuters in Paris and New York, and was a practicing lawyer. Jeff is a member of the New York Financial Writers Association and the Overseas Press Club, and serves on the Copyright & Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar.

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Janko Roettgers

Senior Writer

Janko writes about the future of TV and music, as well as consumer electronics and other technologies that make that future happen. He has been covering all things tech for more than 10 years. His career as a technology journalist began in Germany, where he published a number of books about subjects like the online music revolution and Internet subcultures. He first began contributing to Gigaom in 2007 and joined the staff in 2009. Janko is also the host of Gigaom’s Cord Cutters series.

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Kevin Tofel

Senior Writer

After spending 15 years in IT at Fortune 100 companies, Kevin turned a hobby into a career and began covering mobile technology in 2003. He writes daily on the industry and has co-hosted the weekly MobileTechRoundup podcast since 2006. His writing has appeared in print (The New York Times, PC Magazine and PC World) and he has been featured on NBC News in Philadelphia. Kevin’s unique approach is to use the technology as a consumer would, so that he can report back to readers honestly about what they can expect from a device or app and help them get the most out of it. Freescale has named Kevin a “Top 20 Smart Mobile Device Pundit.” When not playing with the latest gadget, Kevin is typically spending time with his family, reading e-books or running in the rural areas near his home office in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Jonathan Vanian

Staff Writer

Jonathan Vanian covers all things enterprise from San Francisco, with a focus on startups. Before joining Gigaom, he was an editor for Better Software Magazine and StickyMinds. Additionally, he has worked as a reporter for a legal affairs newspaper, freelanced for a business journal in Santa Barbara, interned at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and was an editorial fellow at Salon. Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys cooking up chili, making pizza, and listening to records.


Contributing Writers

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Om Malik

Contributing Writer and Founder

Om has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist covering technology and business news. He was part of the founding team of Forbes.com as a senior editor. He then went on to become a senior writer at Red Herring during its glory days before joining Business 2.0 in March 2003, covering telecom, innovation and broadband. His contributions have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and MIT Technology Review. Additionally, Om is the author of Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist. He is also the recipient of many industry awards, including Excellence in Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Gold Award from American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Liz Shannon Miller

Contributing Writer

Liz Shannon Miller reviews the best and worst in web content, and has been called the Pauline Kael of online video by at least one person. She has been covering the online video space since 2006, is a member and co-founder of the International Academy for Web Television, and once curated the front page of YouTube for a day. She is also a freelancer for other publications, including Variety, The Wrap, AOL’s Lemondrop, Comcast’s FEARnet and Regent Media’s Popnography, and a playwright and filmmaker in her very limited free time. She is a staff writer for Attack of the Show. Based in Los Angeles, she holds a degree in screenwriting and interactive multimedia from USC, and enjoys space battles, old school funk and videos of cats.