Barron’s Group announced Monday two new changes aimed at strengthening its technology coverage.
Eric Savitz is returning to Barron’s as associate editor, covering technology from Silicon Valley. Savitz has a long history in tech: He joins Barron’s Group from Roku, where he was senior director for corporate communications and previously was a partner at Brunswick Group.
This is his third stint at Barron’s. His first two spanned 19 years, including nine years most recently as West Coast Editor, blogger and columnist. He created Barron’s Tech Trader Daily, which was the magazine’s first blog, and its first print technology investing column. Eric also wrote a tech investing column for Smart Money, was San Francisco bureau chief for Forbes and served as executive editor of The Industry Standard. He started his career at Dow Jones Newswires.
Jon Swartz is appointed senior reporter for Marketwatch, where he’ll spearhead efforts to make the inner workings of the tech industry accessible to a broad audience of retail investors and consumers, covering many of the biggest players, including Netflix, Facebook and Google. Swartz joined Barron’s Group as a senior reporter for Barron’s in 2017.
He frequently provides technology analysis in television appearances. Swartz is a respected and well-sourced technology writer, who came to Barron’s after 17 years as San Francisco Bureau Chief and a tech journalist for USA Today. He has also written for Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, MacWeek and several London dailies.
The dual appointments mark an expansion of Barron’s Group technology coverage, following, among other initiatives, the recent launch of Barron’s Silicon Valley investing roundtable.
“Barron’s Group continues to strengthen our coverage of the cross currents of technology and money,” said Almar Latour, Barron’s Group publisher, in a statement. “Few stories are more important to investors and these appointments will help serve our members and users.”