November 7, 2013 Last Updated 8:41 am

Al Jazeera America nabs Jacob Ward, PopSci’s editor, to be science and technology correspondent

Ward has written for The New Yorker and Wired, served as a senior editor for Architecture and Men’s Journal and as managing editor for ReadyMade

Press Release:

NEW YORK – November 6, 2013 — Al Jazeera America today announced that Jacob Ward, former editor-in-chief of Popular Science, will join the channel as its science and technology correspondent.

“Jake has been on the front lines of the science and technology stories that matter to audiences,” said David Doss, Al Jazeera America’s senior vice president for news programming. “He knows how to make complex topics understandable and exciting and will bring that talent to Al Jazeera America’s viewers and readers.”

Ward has written for The New Yorker and Wired, served as a senior editor for Architecture and Men’s Journal and as managing editor for ReadyMade. He joined Popular Science as its deputy editor in 2006 before being named editor-in-chief in 2012. Ward also has been a science and technology analyst on The Discovery and National Geographic Channels.

“For more than 15 years I’ve been reporting about everything from robots to rockets to the search for dark matter,” said Ward. “Now I have the opportunity to cover the same breadth of science and technology for a great news organization that rejects hype and wants to focus in depth on the story. I’m eager to get started.”

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