TechCrunch deputy editor Crook is departing

Jordan Crook, the deputy editor for TechCrunch, is leaving after 12 years to join Betaworks as a partner. She wrote about internet culture, social networks, and consumer-facing technology. Crook also led programming on TechCrunch’s flagship event, the world-renowned Disrupt conference. She previously was managing editor and a reporter. Crook has also written for publications such […]

TechCrunch hires Loconsolo as podcast producer

Theresa Loconsolo has been hired by TechCrunch to help produce its Equity Podcast. She has been at Creative Circle as an audio producer for its interview format podcast “Learning Together.” Loconsolo also was creative service director for four radio stations, writing copy, voicing and producing commercials. She is a graduate of Monmouth University.

TechCrunch taps Sawers to cover U.K. and European startups

Paul Sawers has joined TechCrunch as a senior writer to cover U.K. and European startups and other areas of the global technology sphere. Recently, he was European correspondent at VentureBeat. He also worked at The Next Web as a contributor, U.K. and media editor and apps and media editor. Sawers has a B.A. from Queen […]

TechCrunch’s Mascarenhas on covering fintech

TechCrunch’s Mary Ann Azevedo spoke with TechCrunch senior reporter Natasha Mascarenhas about her job covering fintech. Here is an excerpt: What drew you to the beat, and what do you plan to focus on? Money is so emotional, and I love covering all the tensions that exist when people make more, talk louder and decide to share it. […]

TechCrunch hires Szkutak to cover venture capital and startups

Becca Szkutak has joined TechCrunch as a senior writer covering venture capital and startups for TechCrunch+. Recently, she was a venture capital reporter at Forbes, where she also co-authored the Deal Flow newsletter. She previously covered the private debt market for PEI – Alternative Insight, an international trade magazine. She also helped American Inno launch […]

Davis joins TechCrunch as senior venture capital and startups reporter

TechCrunch has hired Dominic-Madori Davis as a senior reporter covering startups and venture capital. She joins from Business Insider, where she was a reporter. She previously worked as an editorial intern in the Greater Los Angeles area at E! Networks and Consulate General of France, where she created editorial content for the website and assisted […]

Mascarenhas to cover fintech for TechCrunch

Natasha Mascarenhas, a reporter covering venture capital and startups for TechCrunch, is now covering fintech and how money blends with culture, economic empowerment and access. She has been with TechCrunch since March 2020. She previously worked at Crunchbase covering venture capital and startups. Previously, she was a business reporting intern for the San Francisco Chronicle […]

TechCrunch hires Weber to cover climate tech

TechCrunch has hired Harri Weber as a senior writer to cover climate technology. Weber has been at dotLA to cover venture capital as its senior reporter for the past year. Weber had been with Flipboard for two years as its breaking news editor, editing and writing breaking news alerts sent to millions of readers. She also […]

Wiggers departs VentureBeat for TechCrunch

VentureBeat senior staff writer Kyle Wiggers is leaving the news site for TechCrunch. His first day will be March 28. Wiggers writes about artificial intelligence for VentureBeat and lives in New York City. He previously was an SEO editor for Fatherly and also worked at XDA Developers and Digital Trends. He is a graduate of Ohio University.

Melinek hired by TechCrunch to be senior crypto reporter

Tech news site TechCrunch has hired Jacquelyn Melinek to be a senior crypto reporter. She has been at Blockworks for the past year covering digital assets, specifically cryptocurrency. She previously was part of the S&P Global Platts team out of Houston covering petrochemicals. She previously interned for Bloomberg News on the Americas oil trading desk. Before […]