Sherr named executive editor of CNET
Ian Sherr has been named executive editor at CNET News, where he will oversee news coverage on the West Coast out of the company’s San Francisco headquarters.
He most recently served as senior writer at CNET News, covering the social media and video game industries.
At The Wall Street Journal for four years before CNET, Sherr covered all manner of companies, ranging from the video game industry to hardware like smartphones, tablets and computers, including Apple, Dell and Hewlett-Packard. Before that, he covered microchip companies and the retail sector for Reuters News in its San Francisco and Chicago bureaus.
Sherr won a SABEW Best in Business Award in 2011 for his coverage of Mark Hurd’s departure from Hewlett-Packard, including breaking news on his severance package that dominated second-day coverage.
A Silicon Valley native, Sherr had long been a technology buff. He also spent some time as an IT worker for a Pentagon contractor in Washington, D.C.
Sherr graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz and earned a master’s degree from Cal-Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.