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Kara Swisher

2019 Speaker

KARA SWISHER is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts, and co-executive producer of the Code Conference series. She also has a special series on MSNBC called Revolution on the impact of technology on work, society and more and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Swisher co-founded Recode and, before that, co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference series, (now called the Code conference). Swisher worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau, and for many years, wrote the column BoomTown. Previously, Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper of Washington, D.C. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Swisher is also the author of 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. @karaswisher