A veteran technology reporter, Wylie Wong covers many of the large software companies behind the industry's boom. Before joining CNET News.com, Wylie documented the early rise of the Web while working for technology publications such as Computerworld and Computer Reseller News, where he
covered personal computers and the Internet, respectively. He has a unique ability to decipher some of the most complicated technological issues because of his broad background in journalism, which has included politics, education, crime and environmental issues for various daily newspapers, including the West County Times and San Gabriel Valley Tribune in California and the Yakima Herald-Republic in Washington state. For three years during the late '90s, Wylie launched and co-edited Blast, a Webzine (at www.explode.com) that featured first-person humor columns, travel stories, fiction and sushi restaurant reviews. Wylie graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and minor in Asian American Studies.
He serves on the board of the San Francisco chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. He has also appeared on CNNfn.