Gina Smith (author)

Gina Smith is an American entrepreneur, author, and journalist who co-wrote Steve Wozniak's 2006 autobiography iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It.[1][2] In 2001, Smith was named one of the 100 most influential people in technology by Upside Magazine.[3]

Gina Smith
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Smith in March 2000
Regina Patricia Smith

EducationPhD, Clinical Psychology; MA, Psychology, BA, English, BS, Chemistry
Alma materFlorida State University
OccupationAuthor, Journalist, Entrepreneur
Known forJournalism
RelativesSvetomir Đukić (maternal grandfather)

Technology journalismEdit

From 1990 to 2000, Smith wrote the "Inside Silicon Valley" technology column in the San Francisco Sunday Chronicle.[4] During that time, she was a investigative news reporter for PC Week,[5] senior editor at PC/Computing magazine,[6] and later, as of 1994, she was the editor-in-chief of IDG's Electronic Entertainment magazine.[7] From 1993 to 1997, she hosted On Computers with Gina Smith and Leo Laporte[8] and from 1997 to 2000 she hosted ABC Radio's "Connected with Gina Smith," a radio call-in show that ran in syndication.[9]

In 1995, she co-hosted, with John Levine, an educational PBS special The Internet Show: Drivers' Education for the Internet Superhighway.[10]

Also in 1995 ABC News hired Smith as a technology correspondent.,[11] where she covered technology news for ABC News' Nightline with Ted Koppel, ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and Good Morning America.[12][13][14][15][16]

Smith hosted the ESPN weekly series, "Nothing But Net," with Pat O'Brien in 1995 and 1996.[17] She also hosted a daily tech news show on the Discovery Channel in 1996 and 1997 called Cyberlife.[18][19] Cyberlife was nominated for a CableACE award in the Business/Consumer Programming Special or Series category in 1997.[20]

In 1999 Smith joined CNET as anchor of the News.Com daily news show on CNBC.[21]

In 2010, Smith returned to journalism as editor-in-chief of the online relaunch of Byte magazine as[22]

Since 2011, she has been CEO of aNewDomain Media, which runs several news websites.[23]

Business venturesEdit

In 2000, Smith was named CEO of the New Internet Computer Company,[24][25] which she co-founded with Larry Ellison.[26][27][28] The firm closed in 2003.[29]

In 2004 David Warthen appointed Smith president of Eye Games, a San Francisco-based video game technology company.[30]


  • Smith, Gina; Von Stiegel, Herta (2011). The Mountain Within: Leadership Lessons For Your Climb To The Top. McGraw Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-177325-6.
  • Wozniak, Steve; Smith, Gina (2006). iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It. W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-06143-4.
  • Smith, Gina (2005). The Genomics Age: How DNA Technology is Transforming the Way We Live and who We are. AMACOM--American Management Association. ISBN 978-0-8144-0843-8.
  • Smith, Gina (2004). "Sladjana". In Perin, Margo (ed.). How I Learned to Cook: And Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships (anthology). Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin. pp. 195–209. ISBN 978-1585422913.
  • Smith, Gina; Laporte, Leo (1995). 101 Computer Answers You Need To Know. Ziff-Davis Press. ISBN 1-56276-339-3. 101 Computer Answers You Need To Know.
  • Smith, Gina; Palatto, John (1991). Building Applications with Toolbook. Brady. ISBN 0-13-092420-2.


  1. ^ Biersdorfer, J. D. (1 October 2006). "Desktop Icon". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "If Gina Smith can be tech CEO, why can't I?".
  3. ^ "Meet Gina Smith: Cofounder and Editorial Director". aNewDomain.
  4. ^ "Tantor Media - Gina Smith". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ Strom, David. "25 Years of PC Week". David Strom's Web Informant. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  6. ^ Smith, Gina (June 6, 1993). "A Field Guide to CPUs" (March 1993). PC/Computing. Ziff Davis Publishing.
  7. ^ Armstrong, David. "Ziff Happens". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Gina Smith, Author of iWoz, Technology Journalist, Radio Host, Friend". Delusions of Adequacy. John Simonds. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  9. ^ "LockerGnome: Gina Smith bio". LockerGnome. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Archives -". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  11. ^ "The Power of Public Relations". 31 March 1998. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Nightline: Thinking Machines". Vanderbilt TV News Archive. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Nightline: Hate on the Internet". Vanderbilt TV News Archives. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  14. ^ "ABC Evening News: Littleton Colorado Shootings". Vanderbilt TV News Archives. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  15. ^ Bungay Stanier, Michael (August 31, 2010). "Box of Crayons: Interview with Gina Smith" (ND). Box of Crayons. Box of Crayons. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Good Morning America video camera clip". YouTube. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Nothing But Net 1995-1996 Cast and Credits". Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Tech coverage for dummies". 16 August 1996. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Is TECH TV Must-See? / They're geeky-looking now, but tech shows could lead to customized news, virtual e-mail and an all-purpose computer-and-TV-in-one". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  20. ^ "CableACE Awards 1997". Variety. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Gina Smith Joins CNET Television as Co-Host of CNET CNET's New Show for CNBC". Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  22. ^ "UBM TechWeb Re-Launching Popular (Press Release)". Create Your Next Customer. Beyond PR. December 20, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  23. ^
  24. ^ Clark, Don (May 8, 2000). "Oracle's Ellison Set to Try Again With a Simple, Cheap Computer". Wall Street Journal. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Internet Appliance Eliminates Hard Drive". The New York Times. 28 September 2000. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  26. ^ Tennant, Don (July 17, 2000). "Star Power Has Its Advantages". IDG. ComputerWorld. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  27. ^ "CNET's Smith to head Ellison's new firm". Silicon Valley Business Journal. February 7, 2000. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  28. ^ Enterprise, I. D. G. (15 May 2000). "Computerworld". IDG Enterprise. Retrieved 30 December 2016 – via Google Books.
  29. ^ "Ellison's NIC Co. to shut down". CNET. June 2, 2003. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  30. ^ "Eye Games Inc. Appoints Gina Smith as President; Innovative Digital Game Company Will Ship First Webcam PC Games in June - Business Wire". Retrieved 30 December 2016.

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