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Staff Directory

  • Ken Fisher / Editor in Chief

    Ken is the founder & Editor-in-Chief of Ars Technica. A veteran of the IT industry and a scholar of antiquity, Ken studies the emergence of intellectual property regimes and their effects on culture and innovation.

  • Nate Anderson / Deputy Editor

    Nate is the deputy editor at Ars Technica, where he oversees long-form feature content and writes about technology law and policy. He is the author of .

  • Eric Bangeman / Managing Editor

    Eric has been using personal computers since 1980 and writing about them at Ars Technica since 2003, where he currently serves as Managing Editor.

  • Lee Hutchinson / Senior Technology Editor

    Lee is the Senior Technology Editor at Ars and oversees gadget, automotive, IT, and gaming/culture content. He also knows stuff about enterprise storage, security, and human space flight. Lee is based in Houston, TX.

  • Aurich Lawson / Creative Director

    Aurich is the creative director at Ars Technica, where he oversees the look and feel of the site as well as the day-to-day story graphic needs.

  • Jason Marlin / Technical Director

    Jason is the Technical Director for Ars Technica. If you ask him nicely he'll tell you wild stories about when he lived in Atlanta.

  • John Timmer / Senior Science Editor

    John became Ars Technica's science editor in 2007 after spending 15 years doing biology research at places like Berkeley and Cornell.

  • Jennifer Ouellette / Senior Writer

    Jennifer Ouellette is a senior writer at Ars Technica with a particular focus on where science meets culture, covering everything from physics and related interdisciplinary topics to her favorite films and TV series. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles.

  • Kyle Orland / Senior Gaming Editor

    Kyle is the Senior Gaming Editor at Ars Technica, specializing in video game hardware and software. He has journalism and computer science degrees from University of Maryland. He is based in the Washington, DC area.

  • Eric Berger / Senior Space Editor

    Eric Berger is the senior space editor at Ars Technica, covering everything from astronomy to private space to NASA. A certified meteorologist, Eric lives in Houston.

  • Samuel Axon / Senior Reviews Editor

    Based in Chicago, Samuel is the Senior Reviews Editor at Ars Technica, where he covers Apple products, displays, hardware and software for developers and creative professionals, and more. He is a reformed media executive who has been writing about technology for 10 years at Ars Technica, Engadget, Mashable, PC World, and many others. He is also a hobbyist iOS and indie game developer.

  • Dan Goodin / Security Editor

    Dan is the Security Editor at Ars Technica, which he joined in 2012 after working for The Register, the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, and other publications.

  • Jon Brodkin / Senior IT Reporter

    Jon is Ars Technica's senior IT reporter, covering the FCC and broadband, telecommunications, tech policy, and more.

  • Timothy B. Lee / Senior tech policy reporter

    Timothy is a senior reporter covering tech policy, blockchain technologies and the future of transportation. He lives in Washington DC.

  • Ron Amadeo / Reviews Editor

    Ron is the Reviews Editor at Ars Technica, where he specializes in Android OS and Google products. He is always on the hunt for a new gadget and loves to rip things apart to see how they work.

  • Peter Opaskar / Editor

    Peter has a B.A. in English. He is a line editor at Ars Technica, but every now-and-then he gets out of his cage.

  • Aaron Zimmerman / Copyeditor

    Aaron Zimmerman is Ars Technica's copyeditor. He has worked for a variety of online and print publications.

  • Jeff Dunn / Senior Commerce Editor

    Jeff Dunn is the Senior Commerce Editor for Ars Technica, where he oversees buying guides and deal coverage. He also assists with consumer tech news and reviews. He is based in New York City.

  • Corey Gaskin / Senior Commerce Writer

    Corey Gaskin is a Senior Commerce Writer with a huge soft spot for wearables, phones, computers, and overly-ambitious technology. He lives in New Jersey and misses NYC.

  • Nathan Mattise / Features Editor

    Nathan is an Austin-based Features Editor at Ars Technica. He edits and contributes posts on a variety of topics like lost short films that ran before Empire, how NASA kept the Shuttle program going against Hurricane Katrina, and why Apple no longer loves indie bands. He also hosts and produces multimedia, like the podcast season on Mr. Robot or the new Tech on TV video series.

  • Sam Machkovech / Tech Culture Editor

    Sam has written about the combined worlds of arts and tech since his first syndicated column launched in 1996. He can regularly be found losing quarters at Add-A-Ball in Seattle, WA.

  • Jonathan M. Gitlin / Automotive Editor

    Jonathan is the automotive editor at Ars Technica, covering all things car-related. Jonathan lives and works in Washington, D.C.

  • Beth Mole / Health Reporter

    Beth is Ars Technica’s health reporter. She’s interested in biomedical research, infectious disease, health policy and law, and has a Ph.D. in microbiology.

  • Kerry Staurseth / Associate Copyeditor

    Kerry is the associate copyeditor at Ars Technica. She resides in Chicago.

  • Chris Lee / Associate writer

    Chris writes for Ars Technica's science section. A physicist by day and science writer by night, he specializes in quantum physics and optics. He Lives and works in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

  • Scott K. Johnson / Associate Writer

    Scott is an educator and recovering hydrogeologist who has been covering the geosciences for Ars since 2011.

  • Cathleen O'Grady / Contributing science reporter

    Cathleen is Ars Technica's contributing science reporter, covering behavioral sciences and life sciences. She has a Ph.D. in cognitive science.

  • Kate Cox / Tech Policy Reporter

    Kate covers tech policy issues, including privacy, antitrust, and other shenanigans, from Washington, DC.

  • Jim Salter / Technology Reporter

    Jim is an author, , mercenary sysadmin, , and father of three—not necessarily in that order.

the people behind ars

From your favorite writer to the editors and tech team behind the scenes, these are the people who make Ars tick. Click through to read long bios, get contact information, and see recently authored stories.