Scherr, WSJ tech reporter, joins CNET as senior reporter
Ian Sherr, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires for the past four years, has been hired by CNET as a senior reporter
He will cover social media and video game companies for CNET.
At The Journal, Sherr covered all manner of companies, ranging from the videogame industry to hardware like smartphones, tablets and computers, including Apple, Dell and Hewlett-Packard. Before that, he covered microchip companies and the retail sector for Reuters News in its San Francisco and Chicago bureaus.
Sherr won a SABEW Best in Business Award in 2011 for his coverage of Mark Hurd’s departure from Hewlett-Packard, including breaking news on his severance package that dominated second-day coverage.
A Silicon Valley native, Sherr had long been a technology buff. He also spent some time as an IT worker for a Pentagon contractor in Washington, D.C.
Sherr graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz and earned a master’s degree from Cal-Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.