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Executive Editor, Recode

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is the editor at large of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and executive producer of the Code Conference. She also co-hosts the podcast, Pivot and is an op-ed contributor for the New York Times.

Previously Kara worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau. For many years, she wrote the column, “BoomTown,” about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles and news stories on technology for the paper. Prior to that, she worked as a  reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper of Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Swisher 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 the sequel, “There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future.”

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