Dan Ackerman named editor in chief of Gizmodo


G/O Media today named veteran technology journalist Dan Ackerman as editor in chief of Gizmodo, a leading technology, science and culture site. He will lead a team of expert editors, writers and producers, overseeing Gizmodo’s technology and science news reporting, product reviews and coverage of the world of sci-fi entertainment.

Ackerman comes to Gizmodo from consumer technology publication CNET, where he most recently served as editorial director, overseeing coverage of key tech topics including computers, gaming and virtual/augmented reality. There, he led a team producing highly-cited news and reviews and multi-platform video and social media content. 

A frequent guest on television, radio and podcasts, Ackerman has long been a consumer technology expert for CBS Mornings and other programs, and is the author of the award-winning, New York Times-reviewed nonfiction book “The Tetris Effect.”

“Dan is hands down one of the best technology editors working today and we are very excited for him to take the helm at Gizmodo,” said Merrill Brown, editorial director of G/O Media. “His over two decades of experience will add to the site’s impressive readership and growth.”

“Gizmodo has a rich history of delivering insightful and engaging content, and has always been at the forefront of tech journalism. This role presents a remarkable opportunity to shape the narrative surrounding technology and its impact on our lives," said Ackerman. "I'm honored and elated to embark on this new journey as the editor-in-chief." 

Ackerman starts at Gizmodo on June 12.

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