C California Style

Kara Swisher

by C California Style

Executive editor of tech news and analysis site Re/code; host, Re/code Decode podcast; and co‑executive producer, Code Conference, an annual gathering of top industry influencers for in-depth conversations about the impact of digital technology.

PHOTO: Drew Kelly.

PHOTO: Drew Kelly.

Résumé Co-produced D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference featuring leading players in the tech and media industries. Previously worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and wrote a regular column, “BoomTown” for the Wall Street Journal. She is also the author of aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web, and its sequel, There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future.

Your big break When I started working in the style section of the Washington Post as a news aide.

Favorite app Twitter.

Trend you’ve observed Food tech and obsession with health.

Industry hot topic Lack of IPOs.

Woman to watch Erica Joy of Slack (formerly of Google).

Biz-speak you’re guilty of overusing I don’t use it; I mock it. 

Phrase you’d like to ban Unconscious bias (it is always conscious).

Best place to rub elbows [S.F. restaurant] Zuni, always Zuni.