One of the most powerful men in the high-tech world and a one-man media empire whose prose can launch a new product is how The Washington Post described Walt Mossberg. Walter S. Mossberg is a veteran technology columnist, reviewer, and conference producer. He serves as Executive Editor of The Verge and Editor-at-Large of Recode, websites owned by Vox Media. He writes a weekly column for both, has a weekly podcast Ctrl-Walt-Delete, and is co-executive producer of the annual Code Conference.
The principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal from 1991 through 2013 (where he had covered national and international affairs as a reporter and editor since 1970), Mossberg left the Journal at the end of 2013 to form the independent Recode technology website and conference business. Recode is a direct descendant of AllThingsD, a technology conference and website owned by Dow Jones but created and operated for 12 years by Mossberg and his longtime business partner, Kara Swisher.Mossberg is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers on information technology. In a 2004 profile, Wired called him The Kingmaker, saying few reviewers have held so much power to shape an industry’s successes and failures.
In 2007, The New Yorker magazine profiled him in an article entitled: Everyone listens to Walter Mossberg. In 2008, and 2010-2013, Vanity Fair magazine listed him as a member of its New Establishment list of the top leaders of the Information Age. In 1999, Mossberg became the first technology writer to receive the Loeb Award for Commentary. In 2001, he won the World Technology Award for Media and Journalism. He has been interviewed often on programs like Charlie Rose and The News Hour, as well as on National Public Radio. A native of Warwick, Rhode Island, Mossberg holds degrees from Brandeis and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.