The GeekWire team at our offices in Fremont.
The GeekWire team at our offices in Fremont. Top row: Taylor Soper, Tricia Duryee, Jonathan Sposato, Daniel Rossi, Sarah Camp, Yelena Shtelen. Bottom row: Todd Bishop and John Cook. Not pictured: Blair Hanley Frank.

In our nearly three years in business, GeekWire has expanded into areas we never would have expected — bringing together big crowds for events, running a well-received membership program, helping geeks find great jobs, and even providing an avenue for startups to get health-care benefits.

Tricia Duryee
Tricia Duryee

But journalism is still at the heart of what we do, and today we’re extremely excited to announce that our news team is getting even stronger, as veteran tech journalist Tricia Duryee joins us as a staff reporter.

Many in the tech industry already know Tricia — an experienced journalist who has dug up many great scoops over the years at publications such as The Seattle Times, PaidContent and, most recently, AllThingsD.

I’ve worked alongside Tricia, and competed against her. She’s an exceptional journalist, a fierce competitor and just a great person. She will fit in amazingly well at GeekWire, joining a staff that works hard but also likes to have fun.

I first met Tricia back in the dot-com boom days when she joined the Seattle P-I business staff as an editorial intern. I immediately liked her. Straightforward and smart as a whip, she’s always been at the top of our “wish list” of people we’d want to work with at GeekWire.

She’ll be covering a wide-range of technology news stories for us, leveraging her contacts and experience in areas such as e-commerce, wireless and gaming — covering tech stories that have significance not only in the Seattle region but also nationally. That means enhanced coverage for you, our loyal readers.

“Over the years, I’ve kept close tabs on John and Todd’s progress, and as a friendly competitor, I’ve always admired what they have built at GeekWire,” says Tricia, a Seattle native who studied business and journalism at the University of Oregon. “I am pleased to be joining a team that is so thoroughly supported by its community, while also amassing a large and growing national audience. For the first time in my life, I won’t mind being called a geek.”

 Tricia’s arrival comes at a pivotal point in our history as we approach our third anniversary (speaking of which, come celebrate with us at the GeekWire Anniversary Bash & Ping Pong Tourney on March 20!)

We’re one of the scrappiest tech news sites around, punching above our weight compared to more heavily-funded competitors. But we like it that way, and believe it forms not only the bedrock of a more sustainable business but aligns our efforts more closely with the community we cover.

Our traffic is exploding, reaching record levels in the past few months. And the business, which turned a profit in 2013 thanks in large part to the efforts of Chief Sales Geek Sarah Camp and Chief Business Officer Daniel Rossi, is firing on all cylinders. Because of those factors, GeekWire is in growth mode, one of the big reasons we’re able to hire someone of Tricia’s caliber.

Look for Tricia’s stories to start appearing on GeekWire next week, and please welcome her to our team. If you’ve got story tips or just want to reach out and say hi, email her at tricia@geekwire.com or follow her on Twitter @triciad.

As always, thanks to everyone for reading. And stay tuned for more exciting news in the weeks and months to come.

Comments

  • http://eyejot.com/users/davidg davidgeller

    Great addition to the team!

  • galenward

    Awesome!

  • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

    Great hire! Congrats to Geekwire and to Tricia!

  • http://flowboard.com/ Brent Brookler

    Tricia is great! Great addition to the team. Congrats.

  • http://www.intrinsicstrategy.com/ FrankCatalano

    Tricia, welcome! Always enjoyed your reporting and writing elsewhere, and definitely look forward to enjoying it, well, here.

  • http://blog.findwell.com Kevin Lisota

    This is great! Looking forward to even more great reporting from Tricia and GeekWire.

  • balls187

    Congrats, and welcome!

  • John Scrofano

    Great decision on making a veteran hire. Looking forward to your reporting, Tricia.

  • http://www.wawinepr.com/ Bob Silver

    Great hire! Congrats, GW team!

  • Susie Rantz

    Great hire! I was an avid reader of Tricia’s AllThingsD stories. Welcome to Team GeekWire, Tricia!

  • Andrew McCaffrey

    Congrats, that’s great news!

  • Ford Davidson

    Outstanding addition! Congrats Tricia!

  • http://www.zillow.com/blog/ Diane Tuman

    Congrats to GW for an excellent addition. Also, just had to mention that Jonathan Sposato is one of the sharpest dressers in all of Seattle. I know because I see him on my bus!

  • Charlie Butt

    Congratulations to both Tricia and GeekWire!

  • http://www.christopherbudd.com Christopher Budd

    Welcome aboard! And it’s great to hear things are going so well for the business too!

  • Dave Cotter

    Awesome. This is great!

  • Terry Drayton

    Tricia is awesome! Great move GeekWire!

  • greggottesman

    Piling on, I think this is a great hire! Congrats to Tricia and Geekwire!

  • Ritch Blasi

    Hey kiddo, congrats and nice move. Onward and upward! You guys will really appreciate what you got.

  • http://www.twitter.com/algard algard

    Good stuff Geekwire! Tricia is awesome, and I’ll enjoy reading Geekwire even more now.

  • Lee Biosolutions

    Welcome aboard ! I am an avid reader and look forward to your contributions .

  • triciad

    Thanks everyone! Now bring me all of your best pitches! :)

    • http://moniguzman.com Monica Guzman

      Welcome, Tricia! So cool you’ve joined GW!

  • http://www.maxxomedia.com Mark Levy

    Congrats Tricia and Geekwire! A great team getting even better!

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