Hi, I'm Alex Kantrowitz, a senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed News and an original member of the company’s Silicon Valley bureau.
I began my career in sales and marketing, starting out as a media buyer at New York City’s Economic Development Corporation an ad-tech salesman at Operative Media (since acquired for $200 million). I moved into journalism as a freelancer working for Forbes, Fortune, and others before Ad Age hired me to cover digital publishing and ad-tech.
I've since interviewed Mark Zuckerberg, questioned Richard Branson aboard a Virgin America Airbus A320, and conducted Larry Ellison’s last interview as Oracle CEO. I was the first reporter let into Google’s anti-ad fraud division and spent days with Facebook’s artificial intelligence head, Yann LeCun, for a feature story about Facebook’s use of AI.
My work has been referenced by dozens of major publications, from the New Yorker to the Wall Street Journal to Sports Illustrated. And as of June 2018, I was among the ten most cited technology reporters in the world, according to tech news aggregator Techmeme.
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