Tom_TwoI’m Tom Spring: editor, investigative reporter, and professional curiosity junkie. I’ve been writing and editing stories about technology for the past 20 years. During that time I’ve been an executive editor for a national magazine, an award-winning investigative reporter, managed online news teams, was a beat reporter, and have been a relentless thorn in the side of spammers, scammers, and sometimes businesses behaving badly.

I love what I do. My first tech story was filed in the early 90’s on the rollout of the (then controversial) phone feature Caller ID in Denver, CO. Today, I’m still as passionate as ever about tech service journalism and reporting on how technology can empower or disenfranchise us.

For the past fourteen years I’ve had the pleasure of working for PCWorld magazine. I was promoted to executive editor where I helped the 30-year-old publication transition from a print magazine to a leading high-volume tech website. While there I proposed and created cover stories, special reports, and managed event coverage (e.g. Consumer Electronics Show, Google I/O).

During my tenure at PCWorld I was honored to share in a number of awards from American Business Media (Neal Awards), American Society of Business Publication Editors, and Western Publishing Association (Maggie Awards). I’ve also receive a smattering of awards for my individual work. Here’s a sampling…

♦ Top Honor, Investigative Reporting: Online (2004) — Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Award
♦ 1st Place, Best Web or Digital Edition Article (2010) — The Western Publishing Association (Maggie)
♦ Gold Award, Best Feature Article (2008) — Azbee Award
♦ Silver Award, News Analysis (2005) — ASBPE
♦ Silver Award, News Article (2003) — ASBPE
♦ 3rd Place, Feature Article (2006) — ASBPE
♦ Bronze, Web Feature Article (2009) — Azbee Award
♦ 1st Place, Arts & Entertainment Reporting (1998) — New England Press Association

My work has appeared on CNN, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, MSNBC, ABCNew.com, and a dozen more print and online outlets. I’ve been quoted or interviewed by the BBC, NPR, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, a phalanx of local TV stations, and had one truly bizarre interview with radio shock-jock Matthew “Mancow” Muller.

When I’m not working on my monitor tan in front of my PC, I’m hopefully outside hiking, skiing, or spending quality time with my wife and two darling kids.