Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code Conference. Recode and Code are wholly owned by Vox Media, a company with an audience of 170 million worldwide.
Kara previously co-founded Revere Digital. She co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital,” a major high-tech conference featuring leading tech and media players such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
Kara worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau, where she wrote a regular column called “BoomTown” for the front page of the Marketplace section while also covering tech and Internet policy issues.
Previously, Kara worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper of Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.
Kara is the author of "aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web," published in July 1998. The sequel, "There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future," was published in the fall of 2003.