Houston Chronicle tech editor is taking the buyout
Dwight Silverman, the technology editor at the Houston Chronicle, has accepted the paper’s buyout and is leaving after 30 years.
His last day will be Jan. 15, 2021.
Silverman manages the TechBurger website, writes about personal technology for HoustonChronicle.com and the print edition. He also writes a weekly tech column, also called TechBurger, and a weekly newsletter, Release Notes.
He has been with the Houston Chronicle since 1990 and has worked as an assistant state editor, business reporter, technology columnist, interactive journalism editor, social media manager and manager of the subscriber website. He moved to the website staff in 2000 and was responsible for helping bring blogging and social media to chron.com.
He’s also worked at the San Antonio Current, the San Antonio Light and the Beaumont Enterprise.
Silverman is a regular panelist on This Week in Tech, the popular tech news podocast at twit.tv, and is a former co-host of Technology Bytes, a weekly computer call-in show on KPFT-FM.
He is the author of several computer books, including “Running Windows on Your Mac” (Peachpit) and “Switching to a Mac: No Problem” (Wiley & Sons).
Silverman has taught journalism classes at the University of Houston, including a course on social media and news.