NEW YORK, N.Y. – David Hamilton, a former assistant managing editor of CNET and Wall Street Journal reporter, has been named technology editor for The Associated Press.
Hamilton will lead a team of business reporters covering technology and work with AP staff around the globe on coverage of technology’s impact on business and daily life.
“David brings tremendous energy and passion for technology to the AP team,” said Lisa Gibbs, AP’s business editor. “His understanding of how tech is changing our lives will help AP up its coverage game in a fast-changing environment.”
Hamilton, 49, starts Oct. 5 and will be based in San Francisco. He is a senior editor at the news startup OZY.
He previously managed a team of reporters at the technology news site ReadWrite. During his five-year tenure at CBS Interactive, he managed the CNET news desk and helped launch a business blog network.
Before that, Hamilton spent 14 years as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in San Francisco and Tokyo, covering biotechnology and the Internet economy, among other beats.
He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering.