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Jessica E. Lessin Speaker

Jessica E. Lessin

San Francisco, CA

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Information

Former Technology Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Contributer and regular guest, CNBC

Jessica E. Lessin Speaker Profile:

Jessica E. Lessin is a journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of the technology website The Information, a subscription-based news site, known for its in-depth reporting on Silicon Valley and the technology industry.  Before founding The Information in 2013, Lessin spent eight years at The Wall Street Journal covering the technology and media industries.

Lessin began working at the WSJ in 2005, after Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard. During her tenure at the publication, she wrote more than a thousand articles and news stories consistently breaking news about major products, management changes and strategy shifts at Apple, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and other global technology and telecom companies.   She was part of the team that was a 2011 Pulitzer Finalist for a series on digital privacy. The team won a public service award from the Society of Professional Journalists for that same series.

In 2014, Vanity Fair named Lessin one of a new generation of Media Disruptors and she was was listed as an Influential Woman in Technology by Business Insider.

The Information has become the go-to daily read for business leaders in more than 60 countries through a combination of the best talent in the reporting industry, high standards for reporting, sourcing and a focus on analysis.  By 2017, the company had  expanded the markets it covered, opening offices in Hong Kong.  That same year, Lessin announced that The Information was launching a business accelerator aimed at building subscription-based news organizations.

In addition to growing The Information’s subscriber community and team, Lessin continues to break news about the technology industry regularly and writes The Information’s weekly “The Takeaway” column.

She is also  contributor and regular guest on CNBC and has appeared on NPR, CNN and PBS’s “The Charlie Rose Show”.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Jessica E. Lessin’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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