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Kara Swisher          

Award-Winning Technology Journalist; Co-Founder of Recode & Host of Recode Decode

Kara Swisher is the Editor at Large of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and Executive Producer of the Code Conference.

Swisher co-founded Recode and co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s "D: All Things Digital," (now called the Code conference) with Walt Mossberg. It was the major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. The gathering was considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries.

She and Mossberg were also the co-executive editors of a tech and media website, AllThingsD.com.

Swisher worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau and for many years, she wrote the column, "BoomTown," which appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section. Previously, Swisher covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home issues called "Home Economics."

Previously, Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper of Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Swisher is also the author of "aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web," published by Times Business Books in July 1998. The sequel, "There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future," was published in the fall of 2003 by Crown Business Books.

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