Top Tech Journalists in the US & UK – The 2020 List

When you’re a start-up or a small tech company trying to get media coverage —it’s not easy to find reporters or journalists willing to write about you.

Even the most interesting tech story needs several components to make sure it will get coverage, one of which is finding the technology media contacts to pitch to. In other words, having the right media list.

If you’re looking for a complete contact list of tech journalists and reporters, you can find them in Prowly’s media database. Search by niche, location, outlet and job position to find the most relevant tech contacts for your story.

It contains over 1 million media contacts and is completely free for 7-days with full search access.

Today, I decided to take a closer look at the top tech journalists and reporters from the US and UK that I found via Prowly’s database.

The most influential tech journalists

Helen A.S. Popkin

Deputy Editor at Forbes Online
@HelenASPopkin

Helen is an award-winning columnist and editor who understands the ever-evolving world of online media—how it drives viewers and creates interactive journalism that is informative and engaging. On her LinkedIn profile, you may read that she played “a key role in doubling audience traffic and generating approximately 730k page views daily for the Tech channel of Forbes.com by spotting and analyzing trends, seeing how they fit into the big picture, developing and launching several news verticals and establishing new areas of consumer-facing tech coverage”.

It’s crucial to understand that it’s worth using this contact for long-term projects. By the way, check out what types of partnerships she has entered so far. You can refer to these projects (this will show that you are interested in her work). Don’t ask her in emails whether she is going to publish a press release—remember that Helen is the deputy editor and that is not her role. Perhaps she can forward your news to the editorial team if she finds it interesting.

Below you may find her latest articles:

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Dan Seifert

Deputy Editor at The Verge (USA)
@dcseifert

Dan is a technology journalist with a specialty in mobile tech. He works for The Verge and is responsible for covering news, editing posts, reviewing devices, producing video reviews, and communicating with the reader base. Dan has a passion for technology and the work that he does and strives to provide the best coverage and analysis to his readers. Keep in mind that he has been working for The Verge since 2012. This means that product press releases will not surprise him. Prepare your message, throw in some data. Statistics on the use of new technologies by young users will always be well seen. His most recent article is titled “Ring adds privacy dashboard to app in response to security concerns”.

Matt Quinn

Senior Tech Editor at CNN Business
@MattQuinn16

Matt fills a critical role as CNN Business sharpens its focus on technology companies and their growing influence on our culture, society, politics and our economy. He brings over 15 years of experience in guiding business coverage in leadership positions at WSJ, Inc., and AdAge before his most recent role as Tech Editor at Quartz.

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Anthony Spadafora

Freelance Journalist at TechRadar.com 
www.techradar.com/author/anthony-spadafora

He has been a tech enthusiast for as long as he can remember and has spent countless hours researching and tinkering with PCs, mobile phones and game consoles. He has lived and taught in Spain, Argentina, China, Washington DC and South Korea where he has spent the last seven years. His main topics of interest include US tech giants’ dominance on the digital single market.

Top tech journalists in the UK

Rory Cellan Jones

Technology Correspondent at BBC
@ruskin147

Don’t forget to contact Rory Cellan-Jones. Since 2007 he has been covering technology stories – concentrating on the cultural and commercial impact of the internet – for all of the BBC’s news outlets. What is worth knowing: He has evaluated the growth of websites and internet companies including the rise of Google and Wikipedia and online retailing.

Rob Thubron

Senior Editor at Techspot.com
linkedin.com/in/robthubron

Robert is a freelance writer who has spent the last five years producing creative, engaging content for various online publications. He currently works as Techspot.com’s senior editor, which involves creating and editing both long-form features and daily news articles. He covers technology stories—focusing on the cultural and commercial impact of the internet—for all of the BBC’s news outlets. Rory has been watching the technology scene like a hawk for the last 15 years.

He aims to look at the impact of the internet and digital technology on our lives and businesses. Rory has been described as “the non-geek’s geek”, and openly admits that he came late to technology—but he aims to explain its significance to anyone interested in the subject.

Kasper Viita

Technology Reporter at Bloomberg News
@kasperviita

Kasper writes and edits stories related to stock markets with a personal focus on technology, media, and telecoms. His latest articles concerned such topics as “Five Things to Watch in European Tech, Media and Telecom in 2019”, “European Tech Stocks Reach One-Year High on U.S.-China Truce”, which may suggest that he is opened to topic related to tech-trends.

Ryan Browne

Tech Reporter at CNBC (London, UK)
@Ryan_Browne_

Ryan is a Digital News Reporter at CNBC. He usually covers a range of companies from start-ups in Europe to the world’s biggest tech firms.

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If you’re looking for someone who covers the major technology companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook, which have inordinate influence – I picked for you enterprise technology reporters who might be interested in cooperation:

Top enterprise technology reporters

Rosalie Chan

Senior reporter covering enterprise tech at Business Insider
@rosaliechan17

She covers companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, Atlassian, Slack, Dropbox, MongoDB, and more. She focuses on cloud computing, which includes covering Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and government contracts. Besides that, she is especially interested in writing about open source, DevOps, developer culture, software licensing, and women in tech.

Ron Miller

Enterprise Reporter at TechCrunch
@ron_miller

Ron has been writing about the enterprise at TechCrunch since 2014. Previously, he was a long-time Contributing Editor at EContent Magazine. Past regular gigs included CITEworld, DaniWeb, TechTarget, Internet Evolution and FierceContentManagement.

This information might be extra useful for you before pitching:

Ron is currently a corporate blogger for Intronis where he writes once weekly on IT issues. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell, and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

Peter Evans

Enterprise Editor at The Sunday Times
@peterevans10

Peter is writing about start-ups, entrepreneurs and technology companies. Peter was previously a business reporter for the paper, covering the pharmaceuticals and leisure industries. He broke the story of Denise Coates, the founder of Bet365 and Britain’s richest woman, paying herself £200m in a single year.
Digital journalist and editor with strong technical knowledge and a track record of delivering highly effective content strategies.

Samara Lynn

Digital Journalist, ABC News
@samaralynn

Digital journalist and editor with strong technical knowledge and a track record of delivering highly effective content strategies.

Find more tech media contacts

Looking for a full contact list of tech journalists and reporters?

Find them in Prowly’s media database. Search by niche, location, outlet and job position to find the most relevant tech journalists for your story.

It contains over 1 million media contacts and is completely free for 7-days with full search access so you can see if it’s a match for you.

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