Gina Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of Apple founder Steve Wozniak’s biography, iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It (WW Norton, 2006/2013); The Genomics Age: How DNA Technology Changes Everything (Amacom, 2005), a Barron’s Book of the Year, among others.
A former correspondent for such ABC News shows as Good Morning America, Nightline, World News Tonight and 20/20, Gina hosted a nationally syndicated talk radio show with cohost Leo Laporte for more than a decade. For five hours live every Sunday, they answered live calls about technology trends and computer use. From 1997 to 2000, she also hosted Connected with Gina Smith, a weekly talk radio show that ran on the ABC Radio Network.
Gina is an award winning journalist in several mediums. Her investigative reporting for the San Francisco Chronicle earned a string of journalism awards in the 90s and 2000s. She was one of the first five people involved in the launches of both CNET and Wired, was part of the small team that conceived of and launched the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show and wrote one of the first online technology columns (at Ziff Davis) in the early 1990s. She was the founding editor-in-chief of BYTE.com in 2010, and in 2011 launched aNewDomain Media with partners John C. Dvorak, Jerry Pournelle and David Street. Today she is its editorial director, where she oversees aNewDomain.com, an independent journalism site covering tech, politics and culture, as well as aNewDomain Media, which produces journalistic-quality editorial and video content and plug in teams for Fortune 50 companies.
In 2001, Gina was named one of the 100 most influential people in technology by Upside Magazine. In 2004, she was named to the board of the University of Southern California’s engineering school. In 2009, she run the prestigious Pushcart Prize in the short fiction category. In 2017, her investigative reporting was featured by the BBC in its documentary about the Ashley Madison hacking scandals. In July 2017, Gina and reporting will be featured in The Nineties, the Tom Hanks-produced documentary for CNN.
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