Gizmodo’s Adrian Covert Joins CNNMoney

CNNMoney has tapped tech reporter Adrian Covert to cover Apple devices and other gadgets for the technology section of the business website.

Covert is currently an associate editor at Gizmodo.com, where he started out as an editorial assistant in 2007. (Although his LinkedIn profile says he is a “space assassin,” which is actually an important function of tech writing that most recruiters overlook.) He’ll be working the gadgets beat for CNNMoney starting December 3.

Said CNNMoney managing editor Lex Haris in an announcement sent this morning:

Adrian comes to us from Gizmodo, and brings a deep knowledge of tech trends, news sense, and sharp writing style (the headline “Hey Netflix, get your s*** together” was one of our favorites). And we all loved a sly line on his resume noting that he was Time Person of the Year in 2006 — back when YOU were too.

Adrian will be on the gadget beat, focusing on news and reviews about the steady stream of devices churned out by Apple and all of its rivals. It’s an important piece of our tech coverage that Stacy’s been pushing for, bolstering the already important pillars that we cover so well: Social media, start-ups, security, mobile, as well as the deep Big Tech expertise from Fortune and consumer offerings from CNN.com. It’s no wonder the section has had such explosive growth – up 98% in the past two years.

Please extend a warm welcome.

Welcome, Adrian. Review the social features on those gadgets and we’ll totally do a link-back! Also, don’t forget to update your LinkedIn profile.

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