Media SharkTank 2016 – Panelists

Confirmed Panelists As Per September 13, 2016

Hannah Kuchler - FT Hannah Kuchler is San Francisco correspondent for the Financial Times, covering Silicon Valley and technology companies including Twitter, Yahoo and Facebook. She focuses on social media and cyber security. She was previously a London-based UK news reporter for the FT, covering British politics and general UK news. Prior to this, she worked on the FT’s newsdesk, as Asia correspondent for FT Tilt in Hong Kong, and covered US markets in New York. Before joining the FT in 2009, Kuchler was the editor of The Oxford Student and won the Guardian’s Student Reporter of the Year award in 2008.
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Heather Somerville - Reuters Heather Somerville is a technology reporter covering startups and the venture capital industry for Reuters in San Francisco. Previously a staff writer for the San Jose Mercury News and the Fresno Bee, she has worked for daily and weekly newspapers and online news sites across the country, covering national security, politics, education, the environment and immigration. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Charlotte Observer, The Denver Post, The Seattle Times, McClatchy DC, The Huffington Post/AOL, The Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Center for Investigative Reporting and others. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships, including the California Health Journalism Fellowship, the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative and the Berlin Capital Journalism Fulbright.
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Annie Gaus - San Francisco Business Times - 10Fold MST2016Annie Gaus is a Tech Reporter covering the San Francisco tech industry and Silicon Valley for San Francisco Business Times. She says “I focus on tech companies in the San Francisco area, so I look for major funding news, significant hiring/personnel changes, startups to watch, venture capital, and data and analysis concerning major trends in investment and tech. Local focus so SF based companies are always most pertinent.” As far as what catches her attention she says “Exclusives on significant SF companies, offers of useful sources, pitches that prominently highlight relevant trends in the tech industry.”
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Connie Guglielmo - CNET News - 10Fold MST2016Connie Guglielmo is editor in chief of CNET News and is responsible for overseeing a global team that covers breaking stories and also delivers analyses and features. She’s a veteran tech reporter and editor who has worked in and around Silicon Valley for MacWeek, Wired, Upside, Interactive Week, Bloomberg News and Forbes.

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Harriet Taylor - CNBC - 10Fold MST2016Harriet Taylor is an experienced multimedia journalist and CNBC Tech Reporter with strong editorial judgment, managerial and technical skills. I have created compelling stories from an iceberg in Antarctica and the boardrooms of Silicon Valley. My current focus is the business of technology. Former positions include Bloomberg LP and FOX News Channel.

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Larry Magid - CBS / ForbesLarry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He is CEO and co-founder of ConnectSafely.org and an on-air technology analyst for CBS News. His technology reports can be heard daily on CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S. and he has a daily tech segment on KCBS radio in San Francisco. He writes a syndicated column for the San Jose Mercury News and blogs for The Guardian, Forbes and Huffington Post.
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Kym McNicholas - CBS Tech2/KDOWKym McNicholas is an Emmy award-winning anchor, reporter, producer and entrepreneur with 17 years of on-camera experience on national television and online. She hosts a weekly radio show, “NewFocus on Innovation” where she interviews leaders who help bring technology innovation to the masses. Along with her weekly radio show, Kym is also the executive director of the Extreme Tech Challenge which is becoming the world’s largest consumer electronics show.
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d.tweney - venturebeat Dylan Tweney is the founder and president of Tweney Media. The former editor-in-chief of VentureBeat, he is also a former Wired editor and an award-winning tech journalist. At VentureBeat, he managed a global news team of more than a dozen staff journalists and many freelancers from 2011-2015. During that period, the editorial staff doubled, while the site’s audience more than quadrupled, from 1.5 million to 6.5 million monthly visitors. He continues to publish occasional pieces on VentureBeat and on LinkedIn, where he is followed by almost 300,000 people. Previously, he led Wired’s publication’s gadget and business blogs to record growth. Prior to that, he worked at three different content startups and wrote widely read columns for national magazines Business 2.0 and InfoWorld.
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Wayne_FreedmanWayne Freedman is a feature reporter for KGO-TV; the ABC owned television station in San Francisco, California. Freedman showed an interest in reporting at an early age, and became published with a regular column in a Los Angeles newspaper at the age of fourteen. He worked as an apprentice at KABC-TV while earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He continued his academic career studying journalism at the University of Missouri’s prestigious program earning a master’s degree in 1978. By 1989, he had risen to creating feature stories for a nationwide audience for CBS News. In 1991, he began his tenure at KGO-TV and has covered a number of notorious stories nationally for ABC News, including the 1994 Northridge earthquake and Hurricane Katrina.
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Salvador Rodriguez - Inc. - 10Fold MST2016 Salvador Rodriguez is a tech reporter for the San Francisco Bureau of Inc. He covers a multitude of topics and companies in Silicon Valley, including Apple, Google and Facebook as well as virtual reality, tech diversity and much more. Rodriguez has previously covered the tech industry for the International Business Times and the Los Angeles Times, and he has contributed pieces to Vice, Digital Trends and the Federal Times, among others. A trilingual journalist, Rodriguez was born in Mexico, grew up in Texas and received his journalism training at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. There, he earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and completed a specialization in business reporting.
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Mark Albertson - CBS - Blasting News - 10Fold MST2016Mark Albertson is an experienced Silicon Valley journalist whose stories have been regularly published for the San Francisco Examiner and CBS News. His coverage of the technology industry made him the Examiner’s top-ranked tech reporter for 2016 in 244 markets across the United States.
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