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Ian Sherr

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San Francisco, CA
Executive Editor — CNET
Covers:  Facebook, social networking, virtual reality and, occasionally, video games.

Executive Editor @cnet, world's largest tech pub. @StatusUpdatePod, $MSFT, VR, games & help manage team. Former @wsj @reuters @afp 'That brash young fellow'

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Biography

Ian Sherr is an executive editor for the west coast at CNET News. He writes about social networking and manages coverage of video games, Internet giants, cybersecurity, the sharing economy, e-commerce and wearable tech. Previously, he wrote about Apple, the PC industry and video games at The Wall...

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@iansherr — 7,947 followers, 21,463 tweets

Nov 24, 2017

RT @ErinCarson: Because *several* folks asked about the presence of crickets at my Thanksgiving: My mom tried some cricket flour granola and approved.

Nov 23, 2017

RT @neiltyson: The pudgy, lovable, mildly creepy, microscopic Tardigrade “WaterBear” would make a most excellent @Macys Thanksgiv…

Nov 23, 2017

RT @darakerr: The scrutiny against Uber mounts. @lhautala confirms with attorneys general from 4 states that they're investigatin…

Nov 22, 2017

RT @ejacqui: I literally tell everyone I know every single time some idiot does the photo op grope to me (which is often) and 99…

Nov 22, 2017

RT @btaylor: I seriously want an Alexa option that makes her only respond if you say “please.” Hearing our kids talk to her make…

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Interview

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first big-j journalism job was freelancing for the Agence France-Presse, writing technology and "oh, California" stories.

What's your favorite social network?

My friends.

When's the best time to pitch you?

There isn't, sadly. It's really luck of the draw in terms of timing, and whether you blindly pitched.

Awards

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

2011 - Breaking news
Awarded for coverage of Mark Hurd's departure from Hewlett-Packard, including breaking news on his severance package that dominated second-day coverage.