Dan Costa is the Editor-in-Chief of PCMag.com and the Senior Vice President of Content for Ziff-Davis. He oversees the editorial operations for PCMag.com, Geek.com, ExtremeTech.com as well as PCMag’s network of blogs, including AppScout and SecurityWatch. Dan makes frequent appearances on local, national, and international news programs, including CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, and NBC where he shares his perspective on a variety of technology trends.
Dan began working at PC Magazine in 2005 as a senior editor, covering consumer electronics, blogging on Gearlog.com, and serving as the host of the weekly Gearlog Radio podcast. Prior to arriving at PCMag, Dan was Editor of the CNET Fortune Technology Review, managing editor at Workstationplanet.com, and an associate editor and columnist at Computer Shopper. His articles have appeared in various publications and Web sites, such as Digital Life, CNET, Tech Living, LabRat, Blender, Budget Living, Publisher’s Weekly, Mobile Computing, Parent & Child, Time Out New York, and FoxNews.com.
He has edited two books: The Home Office Computing Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 1994) and In the Shadow of the Towers (iUniverse, 2002).
Dan holds degrees in magazine Journalism (BS) and Political Science (BA) from Syracuse University. In his other life, he continues his attempts to learn Spanish and is working on a novel about his days slinging hash at the Roadhouse restaurant in Belchertown, MA. He currently resides in Jersey City, NJ but still thinks of himself as a New Yorker.