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. His most recent book is In Emergency, Break Glass: What Nietzsche Can Teach Us About Joyful Living in a Tech-Saturated World, which is much funnier than it sounds.

  • Eric Bangeman / Managing Editor

    Eric Bangeman is the Managing Editor of Ars Technica. In addition to overseeing the daily operations at Ars, Eric also manages story development for the Policy and Automotive sections. He lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where he enjoys cycling, playing the bass, and refereeing rugby.

  • Lee Hutchinson / Senior Technology Editor

    Lee is the Senior Technology Editor, and oversees story development for the gadget, culture, IT, and video sections of Ars Technica. A long-time member of the Ars OpenForum with an extensive background in enterprise storage and security, he lives in Houston.

  • 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 is Ars Technica's science editor. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. When physically separated from his keyboard, he tends to seek out a bicycle, or a scenic location for communing with his hiking boots.

  • Jennifer Ouellette / Senior Writer

    Jennifer is a senior reporter 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 Baltimore with her spouse, physicist Sean M. Carroll, and their two cats, Ariel and Caliban.

  • Kyle Orland / Senior Gaming Editor

    Kyle Orland has been the Senior Gaming Editor at Ars Technica since 2012, writing primarily about the business, tech, and culture behind video games. He has journalism and computer science degrees from University of Maryland. He once wrote a whole book about Minesweeper.

  • Eric Berger / Senior Space Editor

    Eric Berger is the senior space editor at Ars Technica, covering everything from astronomy to private space to wonky NASA policy, and author of the book Liftoff, about the rise of SpaceX. A certified meteorologist, Eric lives in Houston.

  • Samuel Axon / Senior Editor

    Samuel is a senior editor at Ars Technica. He primarily covers software development, gaming, Apple, consumer technology, and mixed reality. He has been writing about gaming and technology for 15 years, and is a Chicago-based game developer.

  • Dan Goodin / Security Editor

    Dan Goodin is Senior Security Editor at Ars Technica, where he oversees coverage of malware, computer espionage, botnets, hardware hacking, encryption, and passwords. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, cooking, and following the independent music scene.

  • Jon Brodkin / Senior IT Reporter

    Jon has been a reporter for Ars Technica since 2011 and covers a wide array of telecom and tech policy topics. Jon graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism and has been a full-time journalist for over 20 years.

  • 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. He loves to tinker and always seems to be working on a new project.

  • Aaron Zimmerman / Copy Chief

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

  • Jonathan M. Gitlin / Automotive Editor

    Jonathan is the Automotive Editor at Ars Technica. He has a BSc and PhD in Pharmacology. In 2014 he decided to indulge his lifelong passion for the car by leaving the National Human Genome Research Institute and launching Ars Technica's automotive coverage. He lives in Washington, DC.

  • Beth Mole / Senior Health Reporter

    Beth is Ars Technica’s Senior Health Reporter. Beth has a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended the Science Communication program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She specializes in covering infectious diseases, public health, and microbes.

  • 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 has written about geoscience and energy at Ars as a freelancer since 2011.

  • Andrew Cunningham / Senior Technology Reporter

    Andrew is a Senior Technology Reporter at Ars Technica, with a focus on consumer tech including computer hardware and in-depth reviews of operating systems like Windows and macOS. Andrew lives in Philadelphia and co-hosts a weekly book podcast called Overdue.

  • Scharon Harding / Senior Product Reviewer

    Scharon is Ars Technica’s Senior Product Reviewer writing news, reviews, and analysis on consumer technology, including laptops, mechanical keyboards, and monitors. She’s based in Brooklyn.

  • Ashley Belanger / Senior Policy Reporter

    Ashley is a senior policy reporter for Ars Technica, dedicated to tracking social impacts of emerging policies and new technologies. She is a Chicago-based journalist with 20 years of experience.

  • Benj Edwards / AI and Machine Learning Reporter

    Benj Edwards is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. In his free time, he writes and records music, collects vintage computers, and enjoys nature. He lives in Raleigh, NC.

  • Kevin Purdy / Senior Technology Reporter

    Kevin is a senior technology reporter at Ars Technica, covering a variety of technology topics and reviewing products. He started his writing career as a newspaper reporter, covering business, crime, and other topics. He has written about technology and computing for more than 15 years.

  • Stephen Clark / Space Reporter

    Stephen Clark is a space reporter at Ars Technica, covering private space companies and the world’s space agencies. Stephen writes about the nexus of technology, science, policy, and business on and off the planet.

  • Jacob May / Copy Editor

    Jacob is a copyeditor at Ars Technica. He resides in Portland, Oregon, where he enjoys typical Portlander things.

  • Jane Buhks / Senior Director of Brand Marketing

    Jane is the senior director of brand marketing at Ars Technica, where she's responsible for designing and implementing advertiser programs. She currently resides in New York City, accompanied by her dog Burt.

  • Connor McInerney / Social Media Manager

    Connor Beckett McInerney is the social media manager at Ars Technica, where he oversees the publication’s messaging and helms newsletter engagement efforts. He lives in Brooklyn.

the people behind ars

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