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FierceMarkets Telecom Group Editors
Sue has been editor-in-chief of FierceMarkets' Wireless Group since joining the company in January 2007. In her current position, she oversees the editorial content of several FierceMarkets' newsletters, including FierceWireless, FierceMobileContent, FierceDeveloper, FierceWireless:Europe and FierceBroadbandWireless, and provides editorial guidance for the publications' websites, webinars and live events. Sue has more than 18 years of experience reporting on the telecom industry. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was the executive editor of Wireless Week. From 1999 to 2001, she worked as an analyst for Paul Kagan Associates, specializing in wireless and broadband technologies. She also was the managing editor of Convergence magazine, a monthly magazine for cable television, phone and wireless network operators. Sue is based in Denver and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Mike Dano is the executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, which includes FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, FierceMobileContent, FierceBroadbandWireless and other publications. In his role, Mike oversees all editorial content for the publications, and acts as a point of contact for such content. Mike has covered the wireless industry as a journalist for the better part of a decade, and remembers writing a story about the transition from black and white to color screens on cell phones. Mike is based in Denver and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Phil Goldstein is the editor of FierceWireless, and is the day-to-day editor of the publication. He also edits FierceWireless:Europe. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was the managing editor of The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, as well as an intern for The Times of London. He gets excited about the latest smartphone launches like other gadget geeks, but is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity. He is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of FierceMobileContent and FierceDeveloper as well as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and the website All Music Guide. He previously served as senior editor of Telephony and its sister publication Wireless Review--additional credits include efforts for publications including Rolling Stone, Wax Poetics and No Depression along with liner notes for a number of album releases. He lives in Chicago and may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sean Buckley is the senior editor of FierceTelecom. He joined the FierceTelecom staff in July 2009 and is responsible for covering news and trends in the wireline section of the telecom industry. Before joining the FierceTelecom staff, Sean most recently served as the Editor-in-Chief for Telecom Engine from 2006 to 2009 overseeing both the former print publication Telecommunications Magazine Americas and its transition to a web-based publication. Sean returned to Telecommunications in July 2006 after a brief one-year stint covering the public sector IT and mobile network infrastructure trends as a senior analyst at Current Analysis. In addition to writing about wireline industry trends, Sean enjoys playing with his two sons, reading history books, watching the Celtics, and listening to Grateful Dead concerts on Sirius Satellite Radio. Sean works out of his home office Dracut, Mass., and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Samantha Bookman is the managing editor of FierceMarkets' Wireline Group, encompassing FierceTelecom, FierceVoIP, FierceIPTV, FierceOnlineVideo, and FierceCable. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was the Web Editor for Horizon House's two trade publications, Telecommunications and Microwave Journal. When not working to make wireline sexy again, she can be found digging through the comics stacks at Outer Limits, hiking, or practicing martial arts. Based in Boston, Mass., Samantha can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceSamantha on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Steve Donohue is editor of FierceCable. He has covered the cable industry, Internet video and the interactive television business since 1996 for several industry publications, including Multichannel News, Light Reading, Electronic Media, CableFAX Daily and Interactive TV Today. Donohue began covering cable TV and the Internet business in 1996 at CableFAX Daily and Internet Week in Washington, D.C., where his beats included Capitol Hill and the FCC. He moved to New York in 1998, where he covered the international TV business and the cable industry at Electronic Media. He joined Multichannel News two years later, and spent eight years there as national editor and editor of digital news. Donohue attended the CTAM U executive management program at Harvard Business School in 2001, and is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where he studied journalism and political science. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Tammy Parker is the editor of FierceWirelessTech. She previously was a principal analyst and editor with Informa Telecoms & Media and earlier held top editorial positions at RCR Wireless News and Wireless Week. In the mid-1990s, she published her own respected newsletter, Inside Wireless. Tammy has misplaced or unintentionally destroyed more cell phones than most people have owned in their entire life. A third-generation Coloradan, Tammy is based in the Boulder area. You can find her on LinkedIn, and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Morris is the editor of FierceWireless:Europe. She has been working for telecoms print and online publications for over 15 years and has specialised in wireless industry news for much of that period. Most recently she has been contributing articles and research reports on fixed and wireless communications and technology as a freelance writer and editor for publications including Total Telecom, ZDNet UK, European Communications and others. Her interests include running, long walks and yoga, but these healthy activities are somewhat offset by an appreciation of good red wine. She is also a voracious reader, knows German well and is now trying to improve her French. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Josh Wein is the editor of FierceOnlineVideo. Before Fierce, Josh covered media technology and policy news for Communications Daily and local news for the San Francisco Examiner. Josh tweets @JoshWein and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. He lives in San Francisco but enjoys the occasional visit to Washington, D.C.
Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, has been around the telecommunications space since advanced engineers used two tin cans and a string to communicate. A longtime freelance writer, he has worked over the years with General Instrument Corp. in public relations, Cable World, Telephony Magazine, Telecommunications Magazine, Communications Technology Magazine, CED Magazine and a few other publications that have nothing to do with cable TV, as well as a short stint as a senior analyst with NPD Connected Intelligence. An avid golfer, Barthold follows the advice of the professional staff at Running Deer Golf Club and keeps his day job. He can be reached at email@example.com and found on LinkedIn.
Shane Schick is a writer, editor and speaker who helps people create value with information technology. Besides editing FierceDeveloper, he is a technology columnist with Yahoo Finance, and the editor of CommerceLab and Allstream’s expertIP online community . Shane was previously IT World Canada’s Vice-President, Content & Community (Editor-in-Chief), leading a digital-first strategy that included a transition from print publications to online portals and magazines. Shane regularly speaks to CIOs and other technology professionals about how they can contribute to organizational success and comments on technology news and stories for a variety of TV programs.
FierceMarkets Life Sciences Group Editors
John D. Carroll is a biotech analyst with 32 years of prize-winning experience in journalism. Appointed editor of FierceBiotech in 2003, he has covered genomics, biotechnology, healthcare and other business topics for Managed Care, American Banker, Small Times, and Local Business.com, He has also contributed stories from Central America and Ireland to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press and other leading publications. He spent six years as editor and publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of Texas Business and early in his career was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters and editors at the Kansas City Star & Times. He enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with his family.
Ryan McBride is an award-winning business journalist who writes about healthcare and life sciences and is a contributor across the FierceMarkets life sciences group. In recent years, his stories have also appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal, CMIO magazine, and numerous online trade publications.
Ryan was previously Xconomy's Boston correspondent and a staff reporter and biotech columnist for Mass High Tech, a technology and life sciences newspaper in Boston, where he and his colleagues shared awards from the New England Press Association and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Prior to MHT, he covered the energy, real estate, and technology sectors as a staff writer for Providence Business News. In addition to his writing, Ryan has made guest TV appearances to discuss business issues and stories on New England Cable News and WJAR NBC 10. He has given guest lectures to graduate students at the Center for Science and Medical Journalism at Boston University.
Ryan graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in communications from the University of Rhode Island.
Tracy Staton has been a contributing editor of FiercePharma since its launch in 2007. Before that she served as editor of the Dallas Business Journal, editor of Texas Business magazine, and a senior editor at American Way, the inflight magazine of American Airlines.
Mark Hollmer is a veteran life sciences journalist. Before joining FierceMarkets, he was a staff writer for “The Gray Sheet,” an Elsevier Business Intelligence publication, where he wrote about medical device and diagnostics startups, and regulatory milestones for large companies in both sectors, among other topics. Previously, he spent several years as a life sciences and health care reporter at the Boston Business Journal, where he followed the biotechnology, medical devices, hospital and health insurance industries. While there, he spoke regularly about top life sciences stories during appearances on New England Cable News, and commented on the growth of the Bay State’s life sciences industry as part of a special that aired on the WGBH Boston public television station. Separately, he served a stint at Brown University, promoting innovations generated by the school’s life sciences researchers and medical school. Mark lives with his partner in Washington, D.C. where he enjoys the region’s multiple museums, great restaurants and excellent cultural scene.
Eric Palmer is a business and technology journalist with more than three decades of prize-winning experience as a reporter and editor with daily, weekly, monthly and on-line publications. He was heatlhcare reporter for The Kansas City Star before becoming deputy business editor for the daily newspaper. He spent eight years as editor of The Kansas City Business Journal, which had a strong emphasis on the healthcare industry. On the personal side, he is an avid fly fisherman, cooks and collects wine, and likes to travel with his family.
FierceMarkets Healthcare Group Editors
Gienna Shaw has been a reporter and editor for more than 20 years, including in the areas of health IT, clinical technology, healthcare social media, healthcare marketing and patient experience. A former senior editor for HealthLeaders Media, Gienna is also the author of three non-fiction books—two on hospital, health system and physician practice advertising and one on Celtic mythology. You can reach Gienna at firstname.lastname@example.org; follow her on Twitter @Gienna or connect with her on LinkedIn.
Dan Bowman oversees the editing of our three health IT publications: FierceHealthIT, FierceMobileHealthcare and FierceEMR. Prior joining FierceMarkets in February 2008, he worked as a sports copy editor for several newspapers, including the Washington Post and the Washington Times. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @FierceHealthIT, or find him on LinkedIn.
Alicia Caramenico is an editor and reporter who has worked at Education Week and RiskMetrics Group, a risk management and corporate governance firm and holds a B.A. in print journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. Alicia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceFinance on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Ilene MacDonald is senior editor for FierceHealthcare and its related publications. She has been a reporter and editor for more than 25 years. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she served as an editor at FDANews and as the associate editorial director at HCPro, Inc., where she oversaw the company's line of revenue cycle publications and products. Ilene works out of her home office just north of Boston. When she's not working, Ilene is busy taking care of her family, which includes her husband, two teenagers, and a dog (a Bichon-Poodle mix). She also serves as chair of her city's dog park committee. Ilene enjoys Zumba, reading, Scrabble, cooking, and watching movies. Reach Ilene at email@example.com.
Ashley Gold is an Associate Editor for FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT and FierceMobileHealthcare. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was a metro reporter for the Reading Eagle in Reading, PA and a communications associate for DC nonprofit The Israel Project. She is a print journalism graduate of Penn State University, where she spent all of her time at the university's newspaper, The Daily Collegian. Gold has interned for The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh and has contributed to various other publications. She lives in Washington, DC and enjoys live independent music, magazines, coffee, trying new restaurants and spinning. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ron is former Los Angeles Bureau Chief for Modern Healthcare, where he focused on corporate governance issues. He has also written about healthcare and the insurance industry for the Los Angeles Business Journal, HealthLeaders Media and Trustee magazine. He’s a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and earned a Master's degree in English/Creative Writing from California State University. Follow him @FierceHealth on Twitter, email him at email@example.com, or find him on LinkedIn.
A career journalist who has focused on the physician market for nearly a decade, Debra served as senior managing editor at HealthLeaders Media for seven years, where she wrote and edited The Doctor's Office newsletter and edited several books for physician leaders, including Physician Entrepreneurs: Strength in Numbers and Orthopedics and Spine: Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance. Follow her on Twitter @PracticeMgt, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find her on LinkedIn.
Dina has written monthly publications about HIPAA and medical privacy issues and longterm care regulations. Based in the New Orleans area, Dina is a freelance writer, blogger, and indexer. Follow her on Twitter @HealthPayer, email her at email@example.com, or find her on LinkedIn.
Marla Durben Hirsch
Marla Durben Hirsch is an attorney who has specialized in health law for 28 years and has written about the many facets of healthcare for almost 15 years. She also is the editor for several other books, journals and publications, including the HIPAA Answer Book and The Health Lawyer, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section. She has won a number of awards for her coverage of healthcare news, and has been quoted in several publications, including the New York Times. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceHealthIT on Twitter, or find her on LinkedIn.
Susan D. Hall
Susan D. Hall spent more than 20 years as a newspaper writer and editor in Dallas and Seattle before making the leap online at MSNBC. Now living in Louisville, Ky., she has focused on enterprise technology as a writer and editor for IT Business Edge. Most recently she has written for Dice.com and Enterprise Apps Today. Follow @FierceHealthIT on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
For more than 15 years, Greg Slabodkin has written about medical information technology for several tech trade publications, with a brief stint in corporate communications for a large medical device manufacturer. He was nominated for a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, and is the recipient of a Post-Newsweek Business Information Editorial Excellence Award for his news reporting. Follow @Slabodkin on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Mike Bassett has spent more 15 years working for newspapers and magazines, and has written about medical imaging for a number of publications, including Health Imaging, Imaging Economics and Diagnostic Imaging. He currently resides in Holliston, Mass. You can reach him at email@example.com, or follow @FierceHealthIT on Twitter.
FierceMarkets Enterprise IT Group Editors
Caron Carlson is the editor of FierceCIO. Caron has been covering information technology and telecommunications for 15 years, writing for a variety of publications. Her resume includes stints as a senior editor at eWeek and the Washington Bureau Chief for WirelessWeek. While she loves to write about the latest and greatest in IT, a tiny Luddite proclivity prevents her from becoming glossy-eyed about her subject matter. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Mah is the editor for FierceCIO:TechWatch. Someone who has a passion for both enterprise tech and gadgets, Paul was in the IT industry for more than five years prior to joining FierceMarkets. Beyond penning the occasional white paper or freelance assignment, he has also written for technology sites such as Ars Technica, ITBusinessEdge and TechRepublic. Paul currently lives in Singapore where he teaches IT several times a week at a local polytechnic. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Ron Miller is the editor of FierceContentManagement. He has been writing about technology since 1988 and publishing credits include EContent, InsideCRM, CIO.com, Streaming Media Magazine, eWeek, BusinessWeek SmallBiz and Network World. He has also written white papers, documentation and training for a variety of corporate clients, big and small. He co-founded Socmedia101.com in 2009 and contributes regularly to its content. He works remotely from Massachusetts and you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FierceMarkets Government Group Editors
David Perera is executive editor of the FierceMarkets Government Group, which includes FierceGovernmentIT, FierceHomelandSecurity, FierceMobileGovernment and FierceGovernment. He has reported on all things federal since January 2004. In addition to his Fierce work, he is also at work on a book to be published in 2012 on the federal information technology market. Based in greater metro Washington, D.C., Dave can be reached here and can be found on LinkedIn or here.
Molly Walker is an editor for FierceMarkets' Enterprise IT group. She writes regularly for FierceMobileGovernment, FierceGovernmentIT and FierceContentManagement. Walker has written extensively on how next-generation technology is changing government and the enterprise. She is closely watching and reporting as knowledge management, open government and Gov 2.0 take root across organizations. Mobile technology, cloud computing and cybersecurity are also core coverage areas for Walker. She is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at email@example.com.
Zach Rausnitz is an Editor in the Government Publishing Group at FierceMarkets. He writes regularly for FierceHomelandSecurity, FierceGovernment and FierceMobileGovernment. He previously interned at the Washington bureau of BBC News, where he worked in the TV, radio and online divisions. While at Brown University, where he got a B.A. in English, he wrote for The College Hill Independent. He enjoys riding his bicycle and lives in Washington, D.C. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan McDermott is an Editor in the Government Publishing Group at FierceMarkets. He writes regularly for FierceGovernment. He's held just about every newsroom job possible and previously worked for Patch.com, Warren Communications News, The Gazette, The Brooklyn Rail, The Onion, Popmatters.com and Vice Magazine. He strives to report in the tradition of David Halberstam, Gay Talese, Murray Kempton and I.F. Stone. Ryan holds a B.A. in journalism from Rowan University where he was the editor of the student newspaper and did graduate work in magazine journalism at New York University. Ryan lives in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast D.C. You can reach him by email at email@example.com
FierceMarkets Finance Group Editors
Jim Kim is the lead editor of FierceMarkets’ Finance group and has covered financial-related topics for many years for a range of publications. Before joining Fierce, he spent several years as content director for a financial-services Internet start up and as communications manager at an association of large software companies. His views of the finance industry, from the inside and the outside, make him the ideal editor for FierceFinance, FierceFinanceIT and FierceComplianceIT, a position he has held from the start of each publication. Jim is a graduate of Duke University and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FierceMarkets Energy Group Editors
Barbara has 20-plus years of experience as an editor in the energy industry, having previously written for Financial Times Energy, Energy Insights, and Energy Decisions. She has been a Jesse H. Neal Editorial Excellence Award finalist and currently resides in Wisconsin.
Travis Mitchell is the associate editor for all FierceEnergy and FierceFinance publications and is based in the Washington, DC office. Before joining FierceMarkets, Travis worked as an editorial/communication intern at the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, a national non-profit focusing on clean water and has also worked on the multimedia desk for the Washington bureau of Agence France-Presse. Travis holds a B.A. in journalism from American University in Washington, DC, where he also spent four years as a student DJ for WVAU. He is fluent in French, a music lover and enjoys eating his way around the District. Travis can be reached at 202.824.5053, email@example.com and on Twitter by following @fiercefinance and @fierce_energy.
FierceMarkets Marketing and Retail Group Editors
An award-winning technology and business journalist, Frank Hayes spent 12 years as a weekly columnist for Computerworld. Before that he was a reporter and editor for Computerworld, Informationweek and Byte, among others.
Tequia Burt is editor of FierceCMO. Before joining Fierce, she spent seven years covering B2B marketing and media for Crain Communications’ BtoB and Media Business magazines. Tequia received her MSJ from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and BA from Grinnell College.
Drew Woolley is associate editor of FierceCMO, FierceRetail, FierceMobileRetail and StorefrontBacktalk. He is an Alabama native fresh off a year of reporting for Sports Illustrated in New York. He graduated from the Universityof Alabama Huntsville in 2010 and received his MSJ from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in 2012.
Nicole Marie Melton
Nicole Marie Melton is the editor of FierceRetail where she is responsible for covering the latest business & technology trends that impact the retail industry. Prior to joining FierceRetail, Nicole spent seven years in New York City in various roles within digital media, retail buying and product development. Nicole holds a B.A. in retail merchandising and journalism from Howard University in Washington, DC, a certificate in fashion merchandising from American Intercontinental University in London and a master of communication and digital media from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Connect with Nicole on Twitter, LinkedIn or email her.