Chris J. Preimesberger
Editor and Writer in Redwood City, California
I am a journalist, editor, storyteller and researcher, having gathered and prepared information for publication for most of my life. I am one of few journalists who has worked full time at newspapers, magazines, in corporate media relations, in online news (including video and podcasts), and in my own publications business.
Currently I am Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK.com, a long-trusted IT trade website and former magazine -- which was known as PC Week from 1983 to 2000.
I am also one of few journalists who has worked continuously in two diverse sectors: information technology (since 1995) and NCAA basketball (since 1977).
I have written news and analysis on information technology since 1995, when I reported on the first Java applet contest in a Sun Microsystems news quarterly called "Sun's Hottest."
My work has appeared in numerous publications. Since November 2011 I've been Editor of Features & Analysis at eWeek, where I oversee IT sectors that include the data center, data storage/recovery, virtualization and green IT. I have published more than 3,900 articles and blog posts on eWEEK's Web site and in its magazine.
Previously, my work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Daily News, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Examiner, Orlando Sentinel, Arizona Republic, Dr. Dobbs' Journal, and SD Times, and on Web sites such as TechWeek Europe, PC Magazine, Baseline, C/net News.com and TechRepublic.
Before I began researching/writing about IT, I was an editor/columnist with the Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, Calif.), Editor-in-Chief of the Cupertino Courier, and a sportswriter with the Los Angeles Daily News. I was Asst. Sports Information Director at Stanford University from 1979-82. I also have been a sports correspondent for The Associated Press since 1983 and have won a number of local and national awards for my work. In February 2017, I was named among the 250 most influential business journalists in the world by Richtopia, a research firm that used analytics to compile the ranking. Another was a 2011 Folio Award for national magazine writing (profile of Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff).
My gift, as I see it, is taking complicated topics such as IT and making them understandable for a business-oriented audience.