San Francisco Bureau Chief at USA Today
Jon Swartz, USA TODAY’s award-winning technology reporter and Pulitzer Prize nominee, covers Silicon Valley trends, social media and profiles CEOs.
A high-tech journalist since 1987, Swartz has written for Forbes, The (London) Independent, London Times, San Francisco Chronicle and New Orleans Times-Picayune. He has won numerous journalism awards and is a two-time finalist for the Loebs, the Pulitzers of business reporting. He has been nominated four times for the Pulitzer Prize.
Swartz is co-author of Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity and author of Young Wealth.
Swartz, 53, grew up in San Jose, Calif., where his father was a hardware engineer for IBM before starting several disk-drive start-ups. After attending the University of Georgia and living in London for 16 months, Swartz returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1991. He and his family live in San Mateo, Calif.
Swartz appears regularly on NBC-Bay Area’s Press:Here technology show.