VentureBeat names managing editor
TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Marie Baca has been promoted to managing editor of VentureBeat, a Bay area news site that covers tech news.
She began my journalism career at Dow Jones VentureWire writing about biotechnology. After completing an internship at Stanford Magazine, she then interned at the Time Inc. magazine Business 2.0, penning the biotech/pharmaceutical blog “Biotechnically” and reporting on innovations in biomedical technology.
“Marie is only a couple of weeks old at VentureBeat, but has already convinced us that she is the right person for this job,” wrote VentureBeat founder Matt Marshall in an e-mail to the staff. “As was the case with Owen, she’ll be reporting to me directly. She’ll be collaborating closely with our senior editor, Anthony on coverage, and with Mo on the editing side. She’ll also be in charge of things like reestablishing the news captain system, managing the advertising campaigns, and otherwise managing the daily flow. She’ll be the lynchpin of our news process.”
Baca received her master’s degree in communication through Stanford University’s graduate program in journalism in June 2010. She also has a BA in human biology from Stanford.