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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.

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.

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.

Jessica Arnesen

Senior Sales Executive


Advertising and sponsorship specialist and University of Washington graduate with a decade of experience in digital and broadcast media, working with a wide variety of brands and companies.

Editorial Team

Taylor Soper

Staff Reporter


Named a "New Journalist of the Year" by the Society of Professional Journalists. Covers a wide variety of tech assignments, including emerging startups, the sharing economy and the intersection of technology and sports.

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.

Tom Krazit

Cloud & Enterprise Editor

GeekWire's Cloud & Enterprise Editor, covered technology for news organizations including IDG, CNET, and paidContent before serving as executive editor of Gigaom and the Structure conference series.

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 some of society's biggest challenges. Northwest native and two-time UW alum with a background in cell biology.

Andru Edwards

Geared Up Host

Co-host of Geared Up, GeekWire's weekly consumer technology podcast, editor-in-chief of tech news site Gear Live and a veteran tech reviewer.

Starla Sampaco


Host and producer of GeekWire's TLDR daily video show, who previously covered state legislation as the host of “Capitol Headlines” on TVW (Washington state’s public affairs network).

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.

Frank Catalano

Contributing Writer/Columnist

Veteran tech strategist who covers education technology, culture, science fiction, the arts, and the confluence of media & technology.