About GeekWire

John Cook, Jonathan Sposato and Todd Bishop.

GeekWire is an independent technology news site and online community based in Seattle, Wash. — covering the people, companies and innovations emerging from the Pacific Northwest and impacting the world.

The site was founded in March 2011 by John Cook and Todd Bishop, in partnership with startup veteran and investor Jonathan Sposato.

As veteran technology journalists, with two decades of combined experience covering the tech beat, John and Todd have embraced the digital revolution and new online tools while attempting to stay true to the ethics and values of traditional reporting — digging through documents, talking with sources, getting out into the community and seeking to put the news of the day into larger context and perspective.

Just as important: Having lots of fun along the way. We love our jobs, and we really like working together. Most of the time. Here are our bios for anyone interested in knowing more …

John Cook writes about startups, entrepreneurs, mobile technologies, social networking, online commerce, geek culture and many other topics for GeekWire.

He has been covering the technology beat in the region for more than a decade, working for the Eastside Journal and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before co-founding TechFlash.com, the Puget Sound Business Journal’s technology news site, where he worked as executive editor.

A native of Wooster, Ohio, he got his start in journalism in high school, with a part-time job compiling obituary and election information for the Akron Beacon Journal, where his mom was a reporter. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in history, earning Phi Beta Kappa recognition and Academic All-American honors in soccer.

John’s interests include backpacking, bicycling, running and watching English Premier League soccer. He lives in Seattle with his wife Holly, son Jack and dog Henry. Follow on Twitter: @johnhcook.


Todd Bishop covers Amazon.com, Microsoft, Apple, Google, video games, personal computers, mobile trends, national technology news and many other stories for GeekWire.

He has covered the technology industry for more than eight years in Seattle, starting as a reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, before co-founding TechFlash.com, where he was managing editor.

Todd grew up in Orland, Calif., and got his start in journalism covering sports for his high-school paper. He graduated from California State University, Chico, with a double-major in journalism and business administration.

He has worked for newspapers including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia and Puget Sound business journals. His blog about Microsoft received honors including a 2008 Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. His coverage of Bill Gates’ departure from daily life at the company was published by papers including the New York Post.

Todd lives in Seattle with his wife Amy and daughter Maggie. Follow on Twitter: @toddbishop.


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Coverage of the GeekWire launch

KING-5 feature: Seattle’s technology community has a new source for news. Other coverage: AllThingsD.com; Talking Biz News; Xconomy; Seattle Times; SeattlePI.com; Seattle 2.0; MyNorthwest.com; Seattle Business Magazine.

Updated Jan. 11, 2012. Photo by Annie Laurie Malarkey; Thanks to Isaac Alexander for his help. John and Todd caricatures by Kyle Kesterson, Giant Thinkwell