Editorial Team

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Telecom

Ben Munson
Ben Munson Editor

Ben Munson

Editor

Ben Munson is a copy editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, which includes FierceWireless and FierceTelecom. Ben works on FierceCable,FierceWirelessTech and FierceOnlineVideo, and also regularly contributes toFierceInstaller. Ben has covered the cable and wireless industries as a journalist for more than three years and previously served as editor at CED Magazine and associate editor at Wireless Week. In his free time, he tries not to hurt himself playing softball and worries too much about his puppy chewing up his record collection. Ben is based in Madison, WI and can be reached at [email protected] Follow @FierceCable on Twitter.

Colin Gibbs
Colin Gibbs Editor

Colin Gibbs

Editor

Colin Gibbs is the Editor of FierceWireless and has covered the mobile industry for more than a decade as a journalist, analyst and consultant. He has appeared as a speaker at industry events and on national TV and radio broadcasts, and previously managed Peak Mobile Insights, a boutique consulting firm he founded in 2014. Gibbs lives in Denver with his wife, two daughters and a neurotic mutt.

Mike Dano
Mike Dano Editor in Chief

Mike Dano

Editor in Chief

Mike Dano is the executive editor for the FierceMarkets Telecom Group, which includes FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, FierceCable, FierceWireless:Tech, FierceDeveloper, FierceWireless:Europe and FierceOnlineVideo. Mike oversees the 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 more than 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. 

Sean Buckley
Sean Buckley Senior Editor

Sean Buckley

Senior Editor

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 was 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 also covered 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.

Daniel Frankel
Daniel Frankel Editor

Daniel Frankel

Editor

Daniel Frankel is the editor of FierceCable. He joined the FierceMarkets staff in May 2014 and is responsible for covering news and trends in the pay-TV section of the telecom industry. Before joining FierceMarkets’ Telecom Group, Daniel served as a senior writer for GigaOm, joining the San Francisco-based technology research and publishing company upon its acquisition of paidContent.org. In this job, Daniel covered the pay-TV industry and the migration of video services to the Internet. Daniel worked on staff at Variety for eight years, covering the home entertainment and television industries. He has also worked in corporate communications, serving clients including IMAX, Lionsgate and The Chernin Group for the boutique PR firm Principal Communications. Daniel is married with two pre-teen sons, and is an active youth sports coach, bicyclist and Mexican food consumer. He’s based near Downtown Los Angeles. 

Monica Alleven
Monica Alleven Editor

Monica Alleven

Editor

Monica Alleven is editor of FierceWirelessTech and pitches in as copy editor for several FierceMarkets Telecom Group newsletters. She previously was editor in chief of Wireless Week, where she held editorial positions covering everything from PCS auctions to noise-canceling techniques to base station technologies. Before covering the wireless industry, she worked at several community newspapers in the Pacific Northwest, where she honed her ability to stay awake through late-night planning commission meetings and school board sessions. Monica is based in Portland, Ore., and is on a mission to find a viable way to work from the beach. 

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Technology

 Beth Snyder Bulik
Beth Snyder Bulik Contributing Writer

Beth Snyder Bulik

Contributing Writer

Beth Snyder Bulik writes for FiercePharmaMarketing. She has been a freelance journalist for 12 years, contributing to publications including Advertising Age, AmericanWay and American Baby. Before that, she was a senior writer at Business 2.0, and held reporting positions at Advertising Age, Telephony magazine and Texas Business. She is currently based in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, and can be reached at [email protected], or find her on LinkedIn.

Jacqueline Renfrow
Jacqueline Renfrow

Jacqueline Renfrow

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Life Sciences

 Beth Snyder Bulik
Beth Snyder Bulik Contributing Writer

Beth Snyder Bulik

Contributing Writer

Beth Snyder Bulik writes for FiercePharmaMarketing. She has been a freelance journalist for 12 years, contributing to publications including Advertising Age, AmericanWay and American Baby. Before that, she was a senior writer at Business 2.0, and held reporting positions at Advertising Age, Telephony magazine and Texas Business. She is currently based in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, and can be reached at [email protected], or find her on LinkedIn.

Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor Contributing Writer

Nick Taylor

Contributing Writer

Nick Taylor is a freelance journalist with more than 6 years' experience of reporting on the global biopharma industry. Since graduating with a biology degree from the University of York, Nick has written for numerous healthcare publications, including Nature BioPharma Dealmakers, Life Science Leader and Outsourcing-Pharma. You can contact him at [email protected]

Arlene Weintraub
Arlene Weintraub Contributing Writer

Arlene Weintraub

Contributing Writer

Arlene Weintraub is a science journalist and author with 20 years of experience writing about health care, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Her most recent book, Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures (ECW Press 2015), brings to life the world of comparative oncology and the many ways dogs are helping in the war against cancer. Her freelance pieces have been published in the New York Times, US News & World Report, Technology Review, Scientific American, USA Today, and other media outlets. She was previously a senior health writer for BusinessWeek, covering both the science and business of health. She has won awards from the New York Press Club, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Foundation for Biomedical Research, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Her book about the antiaging industry, Selling the Fountain of Youth, was published by Basic Books in 2010.

Tracy Staton
Tracy Staton Editor-in-Chief

Tracy Staton

Editor-in-Chief

Tracy Staton is the editor of FiercePharma and FiercePharmaMarketing. She has been a freelance writer for 8 years. 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. She is based in Vermont and can be reached at [email protected], or find her on LinkedIn.

Eric Palmer
Eric Palmer Senior Editor

Eric Palmer

Senior Editor

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 online publications. He was healthcare reporter for The Kansas City Star before becoming deputy business editor for the daily newspaper. He spent 8 years as editor of The Kansas City Business Journal, which had a strong emphasis on the healthcare industry. He is an avid fly fisherman, cooks and collects wine, and likes to travel with his family. Eric is based in Kansas City and can be reached at [email protected]

Carly Helfand
Carly Helfand Editor

Carly Helfand

Editor

Carly Helfand is a news editor with FierceMarkets' Life Sciences group, writing for FierceVaccines, FiercePharma and FiercePharmaMarketing. Carly got her start covering pharma while earning her master's at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she concentrated in business reporting. She has completed journalism projects on four continents, and her work has appeared in various outlets such as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post's Wonkblog and Cape Town's Weekend Argus. Carly prefers watching pro hockey to nearly everything. She also plays the Irish fiddle. You can contact her at [email protected]

Ben Adams
Ben Adams Editor

Ben Adams

Editor

Ben Adams is a business, science and healthcare journalist who has worked as an editor for the UK publication Pharmafocus and as a group editor Pharmaceutical Marketing Europe, as well as a features and news writer for the BMJ and the Pharmaceutical Journal. He has an especial interest in market access, drug pricing and the ethics of the life sciences industry and has been heavily involved in ensuring the need for greater clinical study transparency remains on the agenda for the industry. On the personal side, he enjoys reading esoteric pieces of literary fiction from Charles Williams, Will Self, Ros Barber and Milan Kundera, and is currently awaiting the publication of his own set of literary juvenilia, coming to a second-hand bookshop no-where near anyone soon. Ben is based on the south coast of England and can be reached at [email protected]

Amirah Al Idrus
Amirah Al Idrus Associate Editor

Amirah Al Idrus

Associate Editor

Amirah Al Idrus is a copy editor for the FierceMarkets Life Sciences group and a contributing writer for FierceVaccines. Before joining the Fierce Life Sciences team, Amirah completed a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland, where she concentrated in online and multimedia journalism. While at Maryland, she worked for the university's Capital News Service as a web designer and developer, and interned at the Washington Business Journal. She has covered issues ranging from Maryland politics and local business to finance in state prisons. When she's not working, Amirah spends her time running around D.C. and Silver Spring, visiting museums, and baking (and eating) pies. She can be reached at [email protected]

Eric Sagonowsky
Eric Sagonowsky Associate Editor

Eric Sagonowsky

Associate Editor

Eric Sagonowsky is an associate editor with the FierceMarkets Life Sciences team. Before joining Fierce in November 2014, Eric worked as a news reporter for theManistee News Advocate in Manistee, Mich., covering government and crime issues. Eric graduated from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 2012 with a degree in Online Journalism. On campus, Eric wrote for The Athens News and The New Political. In his free time, Eric enjoys outdoor recreation, following sports of all kinds and exploring the metro D.C. area. He can be reached [email protected] Follow @EricSFierce on Twitter.

Angus Liu
Angus Liu Associate Editor

Angus Liu

Associate Editor

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Healthcare

Paige Minemyer
Paige Minemyer Associate Editor

Paige Minemyer

Associate Editor

Paige Minemyer is an associate editor with FierceHealthcare. Prior to joining the Fierce team, she was a writer, designer and editor for The Altoona Mirror in central Pennsylvania and has worked for a number of other publications including The Roanoke Times, the Associated Press and The Patriot-News. She holds a B.A. in journalism from Penn State University, and is a diehard Nittany Lion and Pittsburgh sports fan. She enjoys just about anything geeky, writing exclusively with blue pens and taking way too many pictures of her cat, Jon Snow.

Gienna Shaw
Gienna Shaw Editor-in-Chief

Gienna Shaw

Editor-in-Chief

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. 

Ilene MacDonald
Ilene MacDonald Executive Editor

Ilene MacDonald

Executive Editor

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 helmed the company's revenue cycle publications and products. 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). Ilene enjoys Zumba, reading, Scrabble, cooking and watching movies. 

Dan Bowman
Dan Bowman Senior Editor

Dan Bowman

Senior Editor

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. 

Leslie Small
Leslie Small Senior Editor

Leslie Small

Senior Editor

Leslie Small is an editor for FierceHealthcare. Before joining Fierce, she worked as an editor for newspapers in Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Staunton, Va.; and the Delaware County Daily Times in her native suburban Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. in journalism and political science from Penn State University and is an avid—if sometimes tortured—Philly sports fan. She enjoys exploring new places, trying new restaurants, visiting museums, reading, hiking and pretending to be a good snowboarder.

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