Jessi Hempel is a senior writer at WIRED. Formerly the head of editorial for Backchannel,  she helped guide digital feature-writing about the most important people and companies in technology. Earlier in her career, she was a senior writer for Fortune, where she penned cover stories on Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and IBM, and co-chaired Fortune’s Aspen tech conference. She has appeared on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, Fox, and CNBC, and she speaks regularly on the culture and business of technology. Before that, Hempel wrote for BusinessWeek, and TIME Asia. Hempel is a graduate of Brown University and received a Masters in Journalism from U.C. Berkeley. She lives in New York City.