Wall Street Journal technology edior Jonathan Krim sent out the following staff announcement on Friday:
We are delighted to announce that Katie Rosman will be joining team technology, covering the intersection of technology and life with a particular focus on the transformation of legacy products (the “Internet of Things”), wearable gadgets, 3-D printing and more.
This new beat is right in Katie’s wheelhouse. As a PJ reporter, she has written terrific stories on such topics as Grumpy Cat’s agent, the making of the Google Doodle and the cue-card guy at SNL. Katie has been enmeshed in digital culture from the beginning, actively participating on Twitter and Pinterest from their earliest days.
Now, she will delve more deeply into the companies, technology and people that are making even the most mundane physical things come to life via Internet connectivity.
A native of Michigan and U. of Michigan grad, Katie began her career covering media pop-culture at Brill’s Content. After freelancing for publications that included the New Yorker and the New York Times, she joined the Journal in 2004.
Among her signature works is her 2010 book, “If You Knew Suzy: a Mother, a Daughter, a Reporter’s Notebook,” which chronicled a family dealing with terminal illness.
Rosman also penned the Checks and Balances column, which for a year openly discussed the financial issues that can create tension in relationships.
A mom of two and a Yoga fanatic, Rosman claims to have a craft closet in her house that “should be the envy of all.” Perhaps she can post a picture of it on her twitter feed, @katierosman.