Janet Rae-Dupree

Half Moon Bay, CA USA

Professional Experience

I've witnessed heart surgery and urban riots, covered everything from bioengineering to quantum computing, and interviewed everything from a talking gorilla to the world's wealthiest avatar. Innovation is my passion and emerging technology, science, business, start-ups, entrepreneurship, health, and medicine are among my myriad beats. I specialize in translating geek-speak into stories that draw in readers and keep them engaged. In more than three decades as a journalist, I've shared in a Pulitzer Prize, been on staff at numerous regional and national publications, written a book, freelanced for dozens of outlets, and never once had a boring day. Wouldn't you like to tap into some of this energy for your readers?


Book Author
3 Years
10 Years
30 Years


Business (general)
17 Years
17 Years
17 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
12 Years
Newspaper - National
20 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

31 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

New York Times (10+), Internet News (6-10), Silicon Valley Business Journal (3-5), Silicon Valley ONE Magazine (3-5), Cleveland Clinic Magazine (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Fortune/Time Special Sections (6-10)

Other Work History

U.S. News & World Report, senior editor/Silicon Valley correspondent, 2000-2003 BusinessWeek, Silicon Valley correspondent, 1998-2000 San Jose Mercury News, staff writer/editor, 1993-1998 Los Angeles Times, staff writer/editor, 1989-1993 and 1984-1986 The Daily Breeze, staff writer, 1986-1989

Technical Skills

Product testing (for consumer-type reviews), basic Photoshop editing, HTML coding

Foreign Language Skills

Intermediate Spanish, basic French

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Photoshop, HTML, Windows (all versions), some OS 10 experience, some Linux experience.


Windows laptop and desktop, Panasonic Lumix digital camera (with Leica lens), Casio Exilim, Linux laptop and desktop, Livescribe pen, audio recorder, photo editing software, speech recognition software, multiple flash drives.


Pulitzer Prize, Spot Reporting, 1993 Bronze Medal, 2005, American Society of Business Publication Editors Award for Excellence in Technology Journalism, 1998, from PRSA Technology Section. Chosen from 450 entries. Numerous Peninsula Press Club awards, Los Angeles Press Club awards and Copley Ring of Truth awards.


Society of Professional Journalists National Association of Science Writers Northern California Science Writers Association University of Michigan Alumni Association



Tackling tobacco use, weight loss, nutrition and stress management on the job is good for everyone's bottom line.
Is fear of sun exposure leaving us with dangerously decreased vitamin D levels?
How people react to alcohol may reveal health problems.
The general wisdom is that innovation leads to automation, which leads to fewer workers. Not so.
The health care system in America is on life support. Reformers shouldn't be worried only about how to pay for it.
"Design thinking" focuses on people's actual needs rather than trying to persuade them to buy into what businesses are selling.
The University Small Business Patent Procedures Act is under increasing scrutiny by swelling ranks of critics, who charge that it has distorted the fundamental mission of universities.
After spending decades growing and merging, big businesses are rediscovering the charms -- and the innovative side effects -- of thinking small.
Brain researchers have discovered that when we consciously develop new habits, we create parallel synaptic paths, and even entirely new brain cells, that can encourage a way to innovation.
Palo Alto start-up Rumbafish fine-tunes marketing campaigns through social networks.
With enterprises collecting, analyzing and distributing huge pools of data at a dizzying pace, IT managers are continually looking for new technologies and policies to manage the deluge. CIOUpdate details IBM's new 'information governance' strategy to help companies track the quality and flow of all this information.
For the sake of Silicon Valley's students and businesses, educators must close the achievement gap in math.
True invention requires the meeting of minds from myriad perspectives, even if the innovators don't always realize it.
As humans, we want to believe that creativity and innovation come in flashes of pure brilliance, with great thunderclaps and echoing ahas. Balderdash.
Experts in a field can benefit from an outsider's perspective. This is the essay that prompted creation of the "Unboxed" column.
Dan Warmenhoven and NetApp weave generosity into the company's culture.
The sour economy is bad news for corporate innovation and technology, and it could spell trouble for years to come.
In-depth case study of 99 Cents Only Stores' efficient information technology infrastructure.
Impassioned people change their communities, and community involvement changes people. Call it the hopeful cycle of public progress.