TechCrunch hires three new staffers
Tsotsis and Panzarino write:
Writer Matthew Lynley comes to us from Buzzfeed via the Wall Street Journal, where he wrote in-depth pieces about Quora, Dick Costolo, VR and a list here or there. He studied Math at UNC, and his aspiration in life is to “break a story that will change the way people think about things. Preferably in tech!”
He came to Techcrunch because he “wants to help explain all the extremely complicated things that are constantly evolving in technology. Also, scoops.”
Editorial assistant Andrew Sweeney has been working with us since June of last year, and has been a huge help (he wrote this bio, for example). We just made his position official.
Back in the go-go 90’s Andrew worked at Schwab, first in the back office, then in the front office and finally working on the Schwab.com trading site. He left at the peak of the boom and started following his passions.
Among other things, he was an art dealer on Union Square, worked for a plaintiff lawyer and somehow landed with the Federal Government during the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). First he worked with the CFO of the region to create transparency in the accounting.
Then he moved over to the Design and Construction department working with the Regional Fine Arts Officer commissioning artwork for the new buildings in Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, California. He finished with the job when the ARRA funds expired.
During his off times, Andrew cycles to Los Angeles every June, bikes everywhere around the city like a hipster, and plays with his dogs.
Sarah Lane comes to us from TWIT (This Week In Tech) where she both produced and managed behind the scenes. A ten year veteran of tech TV, she’s already hit the ground running at TC, manning the instantly popular Crunch Report.
This new daily show is just the tip of the fin when it comes to the future of TechCrunch video, and Sarah is hard at work already building that future.
She’ll be out in front of the camera, but also running our crack shiver of video team members in making intelligent, memorable content of the motion variety.
Sarah aspires to make technology feel approachable and fun, to be a good daughter and friend, to err on the side of kindness, and to release a rap album.
Read more here.