Kara Swisher '85 JRN

For nearly 20 years, Kara Swisher has been one of the tech industry’s leading voices on digital issues, developments, and news. Having served as a long-time contributor for a variety of major publications, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Vanity Fair, Swisher founded the tech new site Recode in 2014, where she currently serves as an Executive Editor. For over a decade, Swisher has been collaborating with co-editor Walt Mossberg to produce the “D: All Things Digital” tech conference, a highly influential industry event that celebrates and scrutinizes the relationship between tech and media.

Swisher joined the Post as an intern and worked her way up to become a full-time reporter, and was cited as the most influential reporter covering the internet in the post-dot-com bubble era by the Industry Standard magazine. By 2003, she had published two books on AOL and the early internet and launched All Things Digital, both as a conference and a website — in 2010, Swisher won a Loeb award for her blog coverage of Yahoo.

Kara received an M.S. from the Columbia School of Journalism in 1985.

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