Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher
Co-Founder, Re/code

Kara Swisher started covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau in 1997.

Her column, BoomTown, originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at WSJ.com.

Previously, Kara covered breaking news about the Web's major players and Internet policy issues, as one of its first hires to cover the Web, and also wrote feature articles on technology for the newspaper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home gadget issues called Home Economics.

With Walt Mossberg, over the last 11 years, she has been co-producing D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. The gathering is considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries. Kara and Walt also have been co-executive editors of the AllThingsD.com Web site since 2007 until the end of 2013.

Kara won a Loeb Award while at AllThingsD.com for her coverage of Yahoo. She also writes occasionally for Vanity Fair magazine, which is owned by Condé Nast.

Previously, she worked as a reporter at The Washington Post. She is also the author of "aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web," published by Times Business Books 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 by Crown Business Books.

Kara was an undergraduate at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and did her graduate work at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Follow Kara Swisher on Twitter: @karaswisher


  • Steve Jobs at Macworld in 2004.

    "Fast Company" revealed new information about Apple's Steve Jobs ahead of the upcoming biography "Becoming Steve Jobs." Re/code's co-executive editor Kara Swisher, shares her view of Steve Jobs' legacy, Tim Cook's surprise for Jim Cramer, Snapchat and trends at this year's South by Southwest festival.

  • Swisher: Broadband competition negligible   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    Swisher: Broadband competition negligible

    Re/code's Kara Swisher shares her thoughts on competitive Internet pricing and highlights of her interview with Hillary Clinton, about net neutrality and whether Silicon Valley is getting better at having dialogue over women working in technology.

  • Is Obama really tech savvy?   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Is Obama really tech savvy?

    President Obama talks with Re/code's Kara Swisher about the Apple Watch, missing out on Google Glass and his love for the selfie stick.