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Kara Swisher          

Host of Sway Podcast, Contributing Opinion Writer, New York Times & Co-Host of Pivot Podcast at New York Magazine

Kara Swisher is an award-winning technology business journalist. She is the host of "Sway," the twice-weekly interview podcast about power from The New York Times. Swisher has been a contributing opinion writer for the Times since 2018. She is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode. She is also the producer and host of the "Recode Decode" and "Pivot" podcasts. She is the executive producer of the Code Conference.

Swisher has previously written for The Wall Street Journal, writing the column "BoomTown" for many years, which appeared on the front page of the marketplace section. Swisher has also worked at the Washington Post as a reporter.

Swisher is an author, with books including 1998's "aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web" and its sequel, 2003's "There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future."

She holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a graduate degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism.

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The Weaponization of Social Media


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What's next in technology? Kara Swisher to speak at ICNY

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Why is Silicon Valley afraid of Kara Swisher?

US journalist and entrepreneur Kara Swisher, the scourge of Silicon Valley, is short, sharp, and if you're a tech entrepreneur messing up, very, very scary.

Recode's Kara Swisher on What's Wrong (and Right) With the Media

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9 things Kara Swisher taught me about tech journalism

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Recode's Kara Swisher, Tech Disrupter, Plots Political Move ...

For two decades, Kara Swisher, the tenacious reporter and columnist who co- founded the influential tech news site Recode, has chronicled the rise of Silicon Valley with an unmatched combination of cynicism and sourcing. Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was rumored to be so afraid of her that she hunted down ...

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