Media SharkTank 2018 – Panelists

Confirmed Panelists As Per August 3, 2018

Scott_McGrew Scott McGrew is a NBC technology and business reporter for NBC Bay Area. He is a part of NBC Bay Area’s weekday morning news program, Today in the Bay. McGrew is also the host of Press:Here, which is a weekly roundtable that features world class technology reporters and Silicon Valley CEOs. In addition, McGrew reports on technology and money during business reports on KNBR 680 in San Francisco. 


Sean Captain is a technology journalist and editor at Fast Company. He has 18 years of experience writing, editing, consulting and presenting for diverse clients and general-public audiences. Previously, Sean was a Senior Editor at Tom’s Guide. 


Jon Swartz is senior writer at Barron’s. He is a high-tech journalist since 1987, and worked for MacWEEK, wrote for London dailies (Independent, Times and Daily Telegraph), the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes and USA TODAY. Jon lives in Silicon Valley.


Dean Takahashi is lead writer at VentureBeat. He has been a tech journalist for more than 28 years, and he has covered games for 21 years. He has been at VentureBeat since 2008. Previously he has written for the San Jose Mercury News, Red Herring, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Dallas Times-Herald. He is the author of two books, “Opening the Xbox” and “The Xbox 360 Uncloaked.” He also organizes the annual GamesBeat and GamesBeat Summit conferences.


Chris J. Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK, responsible in large part for the publication’s coverage areas. In his 13 years and more than 4,000 articles at eWEEK, he has distinguished himself in reporting and analysis of the business use of new-gen IT in a variety of sectors, including data center systems, storage, the IoT, security and others. He has been a part-time correspondent for The Associated Press since 1983 and resides in Silicon Valley.


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