Paresh Dave


WIRED (January 2023-Present)

Senior writer covering the inner workings of big tech companies, including Google, Twitter and Microsoft.

Writing about how apps and gadgets are built and about their impacts, while giving voice to the stories of the underappreciated and disadvantaged.

Broke stories related to disputes over AI training data, Alphabet layoffs, OpenAI and Sam Altman.

Examined biases in ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies.

Became first to use transit dashcam footage to illustrate faults of autonomous vehicles.

Collaborated on deep dives into Silicon Valley Bank collapse and Amazon's struggling drone delivery experiments.

Reuters (September 2017-January 2023)

Covering Google, its internal culture, its advertising systems, YouTube, Waymo and the rest of the Alphabet family. Also covering machine learning, artificial intelligence and the use and abuse of the emerging technologies across the technology industry.

Also helped cover Facebook for a year during a tumultous period of privacy, security and financial changes.

Los Angeles Times (May 2013-September 2017)

Originally started as a business reporting intern, writing about cybersecurity, online privacy and the technology industry for the Tech Now blog, Money & Co. blog and the newspaper.

From October 2013 to December 2013, reported on sports business, including about agents, NHL outdoor games and business decisions in the wake of JFK's assassination.

In winter 2013, reported on criminal courts in Los Angeles County for L.A. Now.

In spring 2014, reported on national breaking news outside of California.

In summer 2014, began L.A. tech industry beat (including Silicon Beach) with focus on the convergence of entertainment/media companies with Internet technology start-ups.

Neon Tommy (August 2009-May 2013)

As executive director, oversaw and managed a staff of nearly 200 individuals. That includes a news section, a social media team and a PR team in addition to other editorial sections. Regularly covered politics, transportation and technology beats. Produced a dozen web-reported stories weekly. Reported and write a handful of original or enterprise stories monthly.

Marketplace, from American Public Media (January 2013-May 2013)

Edited audio of interviews between host Kai Ryssdal and guests. Wrote teasers and promos that aired nationwide. Generated story ideas.

KXSC Sports Radio (Fall 2009-Present)

Hosted weekly show about the business and politics of sports. Provide live color commentary, play-by-play and sideline reports for volleyball, football and mens and womens basketball.

San Francisco Chronicle (Summer 2012)

As a business reporter, authored about 10 online posts and 20 printed articles during the course of four weeks.

See the full list of my articles and blog posts during my summer at the Chronicle.

Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau (Summer 2011)

As a staff reporter, authored about 60 online posts and 30 printed articles during the course of 12 weeks.

See the full list of my articles and blog posts during my summer at the Bee.

City Council of San Diego intern (Summer 2010)

USC Undergraduate Student Government Campus Affairs Committee (2009-2010)

Helped research ideas to keep the university from resorting to a campus-wide bike ban.

Daily Trojan (Spring 2010)

Reported on general assignment news stories and wrote pieces for opinions section.

Annenberg TV News (Fall 2009)

Created on-air graphics using Photoshop as a volunteer artist.

Mt. Carmel SUN (2007-2009)

Print columnist and Web Editor of (2008 & 09 Best of Show at S.D. County Fair)

Produced website's design, introduced Wordpress as the CMS, shot video of football games. (2004-2007)

Founded and managed the baseball-information website alone on PHP/MySQL platform, earning 30,000 visits and $700 monthly at its peak. Spent two hours daily updating content, including an aggregation of potential trades and signings, predictions, player contracts, free agent lists and a weekly round-up article.


University of Southern California (August 2009-May 2013)

Bachelor of Arts, Print and Digital Journalism (summa cum laude)

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Minor in business law.

Minor in web technologies & applications.

My projects included creating My Life Is Engineer.

Auckland University of Technology (February 2012-June 2012)

Studied abroad for a one semester in New Zealand. Read about my experience.

Honors & Affiliations

Maynard Institute Investigative Reporting Fellow, 2022

Nominee for Reuters enterprise reporting of year, 2020

SABEW honorable mention for team coverage of Snap IPO, 2017

USC Annenberg Outstanding Print and Digital Journalism Student, 2013

USC Discovery and Global Scholar, 2013

USC Global Scholar, 2013

Phi Sigma Theta national William Lawrence Smith Scholarship, 2013

Society of Professional Journalists online news reporting Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award, 2013

L.A. Press Club online news first-place award, 2013

USC Annenberg Herb Klein Endowed Scholarship for Government and Political Reporting, 2011 and 2012

Edwin O. and JoAnn Guthman Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Investigative Journalism at USC, 2012

Victoria Hall Scholarship for studying journalism and technology, 2012

Glen and Alberta Ingles Endowed Scholarship for investigative reporting, 2012

L.A. Press Club online news second-place award, 2012

L.A. Press Club investigative news award finalist, 2011

USC Unruh Institute Diana Chudacoff Levin Internship Award, 2011

California Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation Internship Award, 2012

AAJA Print/Online Internship William Woo Grant, 2011

USC WebFest Winner, 2011 Scholarship Winner, Winter 2010 -- "Paresh's winning essay was based on his passion for and understanding of technology. It described how Apple and Microsoft have their respective places in the consumer and corporate cultures." --More at

Annenberg Dean's List, Annenberg Scholar and USC Deans Scholarship, 2009-2012


Have been a member of Asian American Journalists Association, Bay Area Storytellers of Color, Sacramento Press Club and South Asian Journalists Association

Speak bits of Spanish and Gujarati