Spencer Reiss joined Wired as a senior editor in San Francisco in 1996. A former Newsweek correspondent in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, he focuses on the global impact of innovation, ranging from telecommunications and new media to energy and the environment. His numerous Wired bylines include cover stories on Rupert Murdoch and Richard Branson, along with "Why $5 Gas is Good for America."
In his spare time, Mr. Reiss directs the program for the annual Monaco Media Forum, an invitation-only gathering of online, print, and broadcast leaders in Monte Carlo. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University, he lives in Lakeville, Connecticut.