OLD Media Moves

Gizmodo hires Biggs to be its editor

July 13, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

John Biggs

Tech news site Gizmodo has hired John Biggs, who was editor of Gizmodo from 2003 to 2005 and has been editor of CoinDesk, to be its editor.

Biggs has two decades experience as a tech editor and journalist across sites such as CrunchGear and TechCrunch. He has been at CoinDesk since May 2019.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Men’s Health, Popular Science, and others, covering topics like 3D printing, hardware startups, and blockchain. Prior to becoming a technology journali,  Biggs spent three years as an IT programmer. Biggs runs the “Technotopia” podcast, which discusses the future of technology, and has authored five books, including “Bloggers Boot Camp” and “Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age.”

“I’m thrilled to return to the position of editor in chief at Gizmodo,” Biggs said in a statement. “Gizmodo is, and always has been, a leading name in the technology space, but fifteen years ago, the site was really just launching and we were going up against much more established players. Today, Gizmodo is one of the top sites in the technology space, and continues to lead with thought-provoking, original reporting and research.”


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