OLD Media Moves

Farr departs CNBC to become a health tech investor

December 2, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Christina Farr

Health technology reporter Christina Farr has left CNBC to join OMERS Ventures, which is the venture investment arm of one of Canada’s largest pension funds.

She is also starting a newsletter.

“Leaving reporting is so bittersweet for me,” she wrote on Twitter. “Over the past decade, I’ve been so fortunate to work on a mix of features, investigations and scoops.”

She previously worked at Fast Company, where she  specialized in electronic medical records, health software, genetics and biotechnology.

Before joining Fast Company, Farr worked at KQED in San Francisco as the digital health editor and an NPR contributor. She reported on the intersection between technology and medicine, with a focus on electronic health records, longevity, precision medicine and Silicon Valley companies, such as Google and Apple.

She also worked at Reuters as a technology and health correspondent, reporting on Apple’s talks with Federal Trade Commission, Apple’s enterprise assault and partnerships, Google X’s Life Sciences business unit, the first hospitals to adopt Apple’s HealthKit service, as well as Facebook’s plans to develop applications for patients.

Before Reuters, Farr was an investigative reporter for VentureBeat, which is also based in the San Francisco Bay area.

She was raised in London and received graduate degrees from University College London and Stanford University.

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