Joanna Stern

Joanna Stern

Senior Personal Technology Columnist, The Wall Street Journal


Joanna Stern is an award-winning journalist who has spent the better part of two decades covering gadgets and apps, and helping people make smarter tech decisions. Among other honors, she received the 2016 Loeb Award in video for her out-of-the-box but always informative short films.

Ms. Stern is a CNBC contributor and often appears on national television and radio programs. Before joining the Journal in 2013, she was the technology editor at ABC News and before that a reviewer and editor at The Verge. She graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and lives in New Jersey with her wife, son and dog. You can email Joanna at and follow her on Twitter: @JoannaStern.



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