Paresh Dave

Paresh is a San Francisco Bay Area-based senior writer at WIRED, a global technology news website and magazine dedicated to being the publication "where tomorrow is realized." He follows big tech, including companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, TikTok and Meta. He is looking for story ideas that break news, reveal new initiatives, assess corporate strategies, hold companies accountable and show how key executives are addressing big challenges. Stories that highlight overlooked or marginalized communities are of particular interest. He joined WIRED in January 2023.

Paresh used to cover Google and the tech industry's application of artificial intelligence for Reuters. At the Los Angeles Times, he focused on Los Angeles startups like Snapchat, eSports, cybersecurity and the intersection of Hollywood and tech. He also has written about the courts system, cybersecurity and sports business. He is a life-long Californian... and Dave (Duh-vay) is indeed the last name.

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Paresh was an investigative reporting fellow in 2022 at the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

He seeks to write about how apps and gadgets are built and about their impacts, while giving voice to the stories of the underappreciated and disadvantaged. He enjoys collaborating, mentoring and elevating others' work, so please don't hestitate to reach out.

Paresh joined Reuters in San Francisco as technology correspondent in September 2017 after 4-1/2 years, mostly as a technology reporter, at the Los Angeles Times in Los Angeles. He and colleagues received an honorable mention for Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business award in 2018 for their coverage of Snap Inc's 2017 IPO.

A graduate of University of Southern California's Annenberg School, he spent nearly all of his time there managing the school's student-run online news publication Neon Tommy, which at the time was the nation's most-visited college website.

Paresh spent summers interning at the Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau and the San Francisco Chronicle's business desk. He also studied abroad in Auckland and spent a spring break reporting in Dublin and Belfast.

Through it all, baseball and other sports have been a big part of life. He has watched a ballgame in each of the 30 Major League Baseball cities and was probably the only person in the world to attend every baseball and softball game at the Tokyo Olympics.