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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 the Executive Producer of the Code conference. She also is a contributing writer to the New York Times Opinion section and appears weekly on NBC.

Swisher co-founded the Recode website and, before that co-founded the AllThingsD.com website for the Wall Street Journal and also co-produced and co-hosted D: All Things Digital conference, with Mossberg. The gathering, with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and all the other leading players, was the premiere event in the tech and media industries.

Swisher worked in San Francisco bureau for the WSJ. 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 on home tech issues called Home Economics.

Previously, Swisher worked as a business reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper in 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.

Speech Topics

The Weaponization of Social Media


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 ...
9 things Kara Swisher taught me about tech journalism
If anyone knows how to navigate the slippery slope that is the founder-journalist relationship, it's Kara Swisher. Veteran journalist, co-founder of All Things D and  ...
Recode's Kara Swisher on What's Wrong (and Right) With the Media
Kara Swisher. You've said that the tech press is great at telling you about the new iPhone but not so good at doing investigative journalism. Maybe you can tell ...
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.
What's next in technology? Kara Swisher to speak at ICNY
We're thrilled to announce that Kara Swisher, executive editor of Re/code, host of the Re/code Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code ...
'Abrasive' and 'feared' journalist Kara Swisher set to speak at Email ...
No matter the phrase used to describe her, the journalist in question — Kara Swisher — has certainly made an impression during her career. “Swisher is both so ...

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