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Cory Johnson
technologist/investigative reporter § coryjohn@yahoo.com

Cannell Capital LLC – 2005-presenet

Business analyst
Analyst and investigator for $800mm hedge fund. Provide deep research including in-depth criminal background checks, customer checks, competitive business analysis, forensic accounting and instant analysis of SEC filings. Recommend and manage $3mm to $30mm long and short positions

CNBC – 2001-2005

Silicon Valley Correspondent
Cable network’s first Silicon Valley Correspondent; major stories included the Dot Com bubble burst, the contentious $87 billion Hewlett-Packard/Compaq merger, the economic impact of the Iraq war. Investigative scoops on Medicare fraud at Tenant Healthcare, fraud at Grand Theft Auto maker TakeTwo, the $10 billion Peoplesoft/Oracle merger, the Palm Treo and Google’s IPO.

Pitched story ideas, arranged interviews, produced live shots, booked satellite time and trucks, wrangled recalcitrant CEOs, security guard, SFPD, flaks and anyone else who got in the way. Typically found interviews, cut sound, wrote and produced three VO/SOT hits and a package daily.

The Industry Standard – 2000-2001
Columnist and Editor-at-Large
Columnist and commentator; focused on the technology driven change in business. Broke numerous stories on the rise and fall of the New Economy. Also responsible for representing the Industry Standard (F.O.T.S.E.) in the electronic media.

TheStreet.com – 1996-2000
Founding-Reporter, Bureau Chief, Editor-at-Large
Columnist and commentator dubbed “the troubadour of Wall Street;” founding reporter and founder of publications' first bureau. Wrote and produced daily, 1 minute stock market update for San Francisco's KNBR.


Time Inc. – 1989-1993; 1994-1995
Fact checker, Reporter, Writer, Editor
Vibe senior editor. People writer-reporter. Also wrote for Sports Illustrated, SI for Kids, Time and FYI.

SLAM: the in-your-face basketball magazine – 1993-1994
Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Freelance Writer– 1989-present
Award winning writer and reporter on subjects ranging from technology to organized crime for George, Men's Journal, New York, Outside, Rolling Stone, 7 Days, the Village Voice and Wired. "Free Fallin'" selected for The Best American Sports Writing (Houghton Mifflin, 1993). Nine-time National Magazine Awards finalist.


Member Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.


AWARDS & CITATIONS
2000-- Contributor to TheStandard.com nominated for National Magazine Award in General Excellence, New Media.

1999 -- Contributor to TheStandard.com nominated for National Magazine Award in General Excellence, New Media.

1998 -- Contributor to TheStreet.com nominated for National Magazine Award in General Excellence, New Media.

1997 -- Contributor to Outside issue that won a National Magazine Award in General Excellence.

1996 -- Vibe nominated for National Magazine Award in General Excellence.

1995 -- Vibe nominated for National Magazine Award in General Excellence.

1994 -- "Slap" given honorable mention in The Best American Sports Writing (Houghton Mifflin, 1994).

1994 -- Contributor to Men's Journal issue nominated for National Magazine Award in General Excellence.

1993 -- "Free Fallin'" chosen as one of 25 stories for The Best American Sports Writing (Houghton Mifflin, 1993). (Story became the basis of “Stoked,” an award-winning documentary by director Helen Stickler)

1992 -- Contributor to Sports Illustrated issue nominated for National Magazine Award in General Excellence

1991 -- Cited in Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War as Time Inc.'s "in-house hero" and "intrepid postwar correspondent" for "getting the real scoop on the Gulf War."

1990 -- Contributor to 7 Days issue, which won a National Magazine Award in General Excellence.

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