Hometown: Van Nuys, Calif.
College: Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.
Favorite news sources: The New York Times, NPR, CNN, my network of tipsters
Outside projects: Guitarist/pianist with my band, Crossroads; elder/board member of my church; regular volunteer with local soup kitchen.
Random facts: Has interviewed Bill Clinton, Cary Grant, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, among others; named in 2017 and 2018 as one of the 250 most influential business writers in the world (No. 65 in 2018) by Richtopia, a UK research firm that used analytics to compile the ranking.
Chris J. Preimesberger has been researching, reporting and analyzing IT news and trends since 1995, when as editor of Sun Microsystems’ international newsletter, Sun’s Hottest, he wrote an article defining a new protocol called Java. He served at eWEE
Previously, he served as editorial director at the Open Source Technology Group for such publications as Linux.com, Newsforge and IT Manager’s Journal. He also has served as managing editor at Software Development magazine and DevX.com. Previously, he served as a reporter/editor with the Los Angeles Daily News and the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, Calif. and was Sports Information Director at Stanford University for three years. He has won regional and national awards for his work.