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  • This is the archive of Daniel Roth's articles and interviews. Roth is the managing editor of Fortune.com. For over a decade, Roth has written and edited at the top business magazines in the country: Wired, Condé Nast Portfolio, Fortune, and Forbes. You can read a more complete bio here.

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Daniel Roth is the managing editor at Fortune.com where he oversees Fortune’s online content.

Previously, Roth was a senior writer at Wired magazine, where he wrote about Google founder Larry Page’s quest for cell phone dominance; Brian Roberts’ attempts to bring Comcast into the Internet age; and how radical transparency is the only solution to averting the next Great Recession. His 2008 cover story on Shai Agassi’s electric car revolution was a finalist at the Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

Roth joined Wired in 2007 from Condé Nast Portfolio, where he was the first writer and one of its founding members.

Roth also served as a senior writer and editor at Fortune for eight years. Some of his most cited stories include a tale of the personal battle between Pizza Hut and then-little-known Papa John’s; a look at how China became a tech giant; a firsthand account of working at America’s top employer, The Container Store; and a profile of the founder of BitTorrent (which was included in the 2006 edition of the Best American Science and Nature Writing). In 2005, he became one of the few journalists ever to interview Warren Buffett and Bill Gates together. That same year, his story following the creators of Skype was named Best Story on Entrepreneurship at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards. From 2002 to 2004, Roth served as Fortune's technology editor—its youngest ever—overseeing the magazine’s IT coverage and its bureaus in Austin, Palo Alto, and San Francisco.

Roth moved to New York in 1996 to become a reporter for Forbes. He got his start in journalism at the Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh after graduating from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Roth is married and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Lisa Fingeret Roth, and sons, Jack and Leo. He is originally from Louisville and plays the banjo—very poorly.

Roth is the managing editor of Fortune.com. Before (re)joining Fortune, he was a senior writer at WIRED magazine, based out of New York. Recent articles include a look at Google founder Larry Page’s quest for cell phone dominance; Brian Roberts’ attempts to bring Comcast into the Internet age; and how radical transparency is the only solution to averting the next Great Recession. His 2008 cover story on Shai Agassi’s electric car revolution was a finalist at the Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

Roth joined Wired in 2007 from Condé Nast Portfolio, where he was the first writer and one of its founding members.

Before Portfolio, Roth was a senior writer and editor at Fortune magazine for eight years, where he developed his understanding of the forces and personalities that fuel business. Some of his most cited stories include a tale of the personal battle between Pizza Hut and then-little-known Papa John’s; a look at how China became a tech giant; a firsthand account of working at America’s top employer, The Container Store; and a profile of the founder of BitTorrent (which was included in the 2006 edition of the Best American Science and Nature Writing). In 2005, he became one of the few journalists ever to interview Warren Buffett and Bill Gates together. That same year, his story following the creators of Skype was named Best Story on Entrepreneurship at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards.

From 2002 to 2004, Roth served as Fortune's technology editor—its youngest ever—overseeing the magazine’s IT coverage and its bureaus in Austin, Palo Alto, and San Francisco.

Roth moved to New York in 1996 to become a reporter for Forbes. He got his start in journalism at the Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh after graduating from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Roth is married and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Lisa Fingeret Roth, and sons, Jack and Leo. He is originally from Louisville and plays the banjo—very poorly.


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