Jon Fine is the media columnist for BusinessWeek and an on-air contributor to CNBC.
Prior to his arrival at BusinessWeek, Fine covered print media for Advertising Age, where he arrived just in time to observe the dizzying fall of magazines and newspapers from their dot-com-fueled heights.
His freelance work has appeared in GQ, Spin, ESPN The Magazine, and Newsday, where he wrote the "Pushing 30" column. In an ongoing, alternate life as a musician, Fine has played in bands that have released several LPs and CDs and have toured in ten countries.
Fine was born in Texas and raised in the wilds of suburban New Jersey. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife, mediabistro.com founder Laurel Touby.