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Cory Johnson (born 1966) is an American entrepreneur, investor and journalist. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the hip-hop basketball magazine SLAM. He later became an editor of Vibe magazine before helping found TheStreet.com as a reporter and eventual West Coast bureau chief.
Cory Johnson is the chief market strategist for Ripple, a digital payments solution company that utilizes blockchain technology. He was the Silicon Valley correspondent for CNBC business news and co-host of Bloomberg West with Emily Chang where they discussed the tech sector. Johnson also covered internet companies, social media, cloud computing, and various other developments in technology, media, and entertainment. He also hosted "Bloomberg Markets" on radio, alongside Carol Massar. Prior to working for Bloomberg in October 2010, Johnson was a hedge fund manager and private investor. He worked for Kingsford Capital Management as a portfolio manager and as an analyst for Cannell Capital LLC, where he focused his efforts on value investing, short selling, forensic accounting, and covered equities in technology, industrials, oil and gas, and other sectors. Johnson is also a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Johnson grew up in Rochester, New York.
Honors and awardsEdit
Johnson was featured in Houghton Miflin's The Best American Sportswriters.