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GeekWire co-founders John Cook, left, and Todd Bishop, right, with T-Mobile CEO John Legere at the GeekWire Summit.

GeekWire is a fast-growing, national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the site for breaking news, expert analysis and unique insights into the technology industry.

Founded in 2011, GeekWire is uniquely positioned to cover some of the most widely followed and innovative tech companies in the world, and one of the most vibrant startup markets in the country.

Our signature events bring out thousands of people to connect, learn, recruit, do business and have fun with a broad cross-section of the tech community. Our membership program includes some of the most respected figures in the technology community: top entrepreneurs, computer scientists and business leaders.

In addition to news coverage, GeekWire provides widely-used resources for the Pacific Northwest technology community, including the GeekWork job board, GeekWire 200 startup ranking, GeekWire Seattle engineering outpost list, the Startup List databaseService Provider Directory and GeekWire Calendar. GeekWire also produces popular audio podcasts and video shows.

GeekWire was started and is owned by two longtime journalists, John Cook and Todd Bishop; with startup veteran and investor Jonathan Sposato, the company’s chairman. For more background on GeekWire, you can read this 2017 feature in NiemanLab or listen to this interview with Todd and John by Josh Kerns of KIRO Radio.

Exec Team

John Cook



The longest-serving and most-followed journalist on the Pacific Northwest tech beat. A veteran reporter who loves scoops and a good soccer match.

Todd Bishop



Longtime tech reporter who covers national technology trends and key developments at companies including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

Jonathan Sposato


Serial startup founder, CEO of the PicMonkey photo editing site and investor in companies including Pokitdok, EveryMove and Vizify. By far the snazziest dresser on the GeekWire team.

Business Team

Daniel Rossi

Chief Business Officer


Oversees a range of business initiatives, in addition to working on advertising, sponsorship and events. Former startup CEO and previous executive director of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network.

Holly Grambihler

Sales and Marketing Manager


A marketing matchmaker, Holly is an expert in discovering a client's needs and balancing the big vision and the minute details to accomplish results for clients. Enjoys microbrews, exploring on weekends and resides in West Seattle with her family.

Adam Rubens

Senior Account Director


A trusted expert on branded content, advertising and event sponsorship for GeekWire's top clients. Adam geeks-out over business, comics, and Seattle sports and has an MBA from the UW Foster School of Business.

Cara Kuhlman

Operations, Events & Marketing Director

Handles a broad mix of key behind-the-scenes roles, including marketing, event administration and project management. An avid sailor and graduate of the University of Oregon.

Tiffany Grunzel

Advertising and Sponsorship Coordinator

Advertising and sponsorship support rockstar AKA "The Juggler of Flames." A graduate student at the University of Washington focusing on digital media communications.

Editorial Team

Taylor Soper

Managing Editor


GeekWire's managing editor, responsible for coordinating the newsroom, planning coverage, and editing stories. A native of Portland, Ore., and graduate of the University of Washington.

Alan Boyle

Aerospace & Science Editor

Award-winning science writer and veteran space reporter. Formerly of The author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference."

Monica Nickelsburg

Civic Innovation Editor

Covers the intersection of technology and civic issues including housing, politics, education, transportation and the future of cities. Originally from Southern California, she studied journalism and history at NYU before landing in Seattle. She loves arts, pop-culture, and her adopted city.

Nat Levy

Staff Reporter

Covers a variety of technology topics, including Microsoft, Amazon, startups and the intersection of technology with real estate, courts and government.

Lisa Stiffler


Covers nonprofits, companies and researchers applying technology to some of society's biggest challenges. Northwest native and two-time UW alum with a background in cell biology.

James Thorne

Staff Reporter

Covers startups and health-related technology. A former associate editor at Time and a graduate of New York University and Boston College.

Kurt Schlosser

Staff Reporter

Looks for the fun stuff on the GeekLife beat. A former pop culture editor for NBC's and a longtime Seattleite.