Media Moves

Longtime biz reporter leaves SF Chronicle

January 22, 2011

Tom Abate, who has been a business reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1997, has left the paper.

A Brooklyn native and U.S. Navy veteran, Abate is a UC Berkeley graduate who earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

In 1992 Abate became the Silicon Valley reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. In 1997 he moved next door to the San Francisco Chronicle to cover biotechnology.

He is the author of “The Biotech Investor” published by Times Books. Tom covered economics for the Chronicle during the 2004 presidential race. In 2006 he returned to the Silicon Valley beat to cover innovation.

Abate started blogging in 2005 at MiniMediaGuy.org, where he draws on his life experience, reportorial skills and Silicon Valley insights to think out loud about the business, technology and culture of media.

It’s unclear what Abate’s plans are now.

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