Reporter covering consumer electronics Education: San Diego State University, BA
Reed Albergotti is The Washington Post's consumer electronics reporter, taking readers inside powerful and secretive companies such as Apple and shedding light on the murky and global industry responsible for building the myriad devices that touch every aspect of our lives.
Reed came to The Post from the Information, where he wrote deeply reported stories on technology companies big and small, from the secretive and well-funded startup Magic Leap to smart-home device maker Nest. His coverage of sexual harassment in venture capital rocked the tech industry and led to new legislation in California that protects entrepreneurs from harassment by investors. His article on inappropriate relationships at the top ranks of Google eventually led the company’s employees around the world to walk out in protest. Before joining the Information, Albergotti spent 12 years at the Wall Street Journal, covering beats that ranged from sports to white-collar crime.
In 2010, he uncovered emails that detailed doping on Lance Armstrong’s cycling team. His subsequent award-winning coverage in The Journal led to a bestselling book, “Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, The Tour de France and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever,” which he co-wrote with Vanessa O’Connell.
He also was a prolific producer of online videos for the Journal, creating the long-running series “The Olympics: How Hard Can It Be?” in which he happily embarrassed himself by trying Olympic events alongside Olympic athletes.
Albergotti, a Minnesota native who grew up in Southern California, played ice hockey for San Diego State University while earning a degree in journalism. He also won an award from the California Intercollegiate Press Association for best humor writing.
Albergotti lives in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, with his wife and two young children.
Honors & Awards:
New York Press Club award for sports news; National Headliner Award for sports writing; Gold Medal for the Axiom Business Book Awards
Books by Reed Albergotti:
"Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, The Tour de France and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever."