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Award-winning journalist with 27 years of experience, including 15 years writing about the innovation economy in Silicon Valley and 5 years covering entrepreneurship, technology, culture, travel and politics in Europe.



VentureBeat. European Correspondent, part-time. October 2014 – present. Writing breaking news, enterprise and feature stories about French and European technology startups for leading Silicon Valley news organization. Featured speaker, interviewer and moderator at numerous European technology conferences.

The Innovator. Correspondent, part-time, January 2018-present. Writing features for English-language technology magazine published by Paris’ Les Echos newspaper. Subjects include: AI and drug development; Policy and autonomous vehicles; Blockchain potential for energy and supply chain markets.

Freelance. October 2014-present. Writing features for publications including: Silicon Valley Magazine,, Techonomy, and

Travel and Culture

French Crossroads. Founder and writer. January 2019-present. Conceived, launched, and produced content for travel website focused on destinations in France.

Freelance. October 2014-present. Writing features for publications, including:

Los Angeles Times: The French artisanal beer boom (Oct. 2018); France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ (Dec. 2018); Caravaggio found in an attic (June 2019); A saintly musical to save Lourdes’ tourism business (July 2019)

Alta magazine: A Californian’s foie gras adventure in France (March 2019)


Los Angeles Times. Reporter, Blogger. November 2012 – September 2014. Beat reporter responsible for covering Apple, Cybersecurity and Silicon Valley. Wrote breaking news, enterprise and features stories.

San Jose Mercury News. Reporter, Columnist, Blogger. July 1999 – November 2012. Covered topics from dot-com boom to California energy crisis to Silicon Valley economy. Wrote twice weekly column and blog posts with opinion and analysis of events, trends, technologies and companies in Silicon Valley.

The News & Observer.  Reporter, Raleigh, N.C. 1992-1999. Covered technology, courts, and county government.


The Next Newsroom Project.  Manager. June 2007-2008. Received a News Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to research and design the ideal newsroom of the future on behalf of The Chronicle, the student newspaper at Duke University.


California Newspaper Publishers Association Awards, 2006, 2nd Place, Business story, for “A Tale of Two Valleys.”

Society for Business Editors and Writers, 2003. Winner in Projects Category for “Rich Man, Poor Company.”

North Carolina Press Awards, 1992. Second place, Lifestyle Feature Writing for “A Lifetime on Deadline.”


DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham, North Carolina. Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy and History, May 1991.