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NYTimes names deputy tech editor

August 18, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE

New York Times business editor Larry Ingrassia and technology editor Damon Darlin made the following staff announcement on Thursday:

We are pleased to announce that Quentin Hardy, executive editor for Forbes Media, is joining the New York Times as a deputy technology editor in the San Francisco bureau.

Quentin, one of the most creative chroniclers of Silicon Valley, will play a key role in our expanding online technology coverage. He will be working alongside Nick Bilton, our lead Bits blogger, contributing to both the conception and the execution of our coverage and extending the voice and authority of the Bits blog, one of the Times’s most frequently visited blogs. Quentin will also be contributing to the technology coverage of the print edition.

Quentin has been covering the Valley for 17 years, first for the Wall Street Journal where he wrote about the cellphone industry and produced some of the paper’s most delightful “a-heds” on Silicon Valley culture.

Quentin also reported on the Japanese banking crisis and market collapse while in the Journal’s Tokyo bureau from 1991 to 1994. He went to Japan in 1988 to work at AP/Dow Jones covering Asian energy markets and natural resources.

Quentin is a graduate of Kenyon College and has a Masters degree from the University of London. He was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in 1995 and his Forbes cover story, “Hope and Profit in Africa,” received a citation from The Overseas Press Club.

Quentin has also appeared on “Forbes on Fox,” a weekly business news show on Fox News Channel, and he lectures at the iSchool of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Quentin, his wife Vanessa and their two boys live in Berkeley.

Please join us in welcoming Quentin to the Times.

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