VentureBeat welcomes tech reporter Jolie O’Dell

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VentureBeat continues to grow and add editorial talent. We’re very excited to announce our latest addition: Technology and business writer Jolie O’Dell.

O’Dell (@jolieodell on Twitter) has eleven years of experience in journalism. She joins VentureBeat after a stint at Mashable, where she helped that site through a year of impressive growth, breaking news and filing a series of insightful stories on Facebook, Google, Twitter and FourSquare. Before that she was a reporter and community manager for ReadWriteWeb, covering breaking news about startups and helping create the site’s video channel.

She brings a zeal for covering tech business, a deep understanding of technology, and an ambition to write stories with a depth that few attempt. Where many writers would be content to interview developers, O’Dell is actually becoming one, learning programming so she can understand development issues on a deeper level.

That’s important, because here at VentureBeat we want to bring you the stories about technology, business and innovation that you can’t get anywhere else. There’s a global entrepreneurial revolution afoot, and we aim to cover it in ways no one else is doing.

O’Dell joins a roster of talented and hard-working reporters and writers of which we’re extremely proud. I can’t wait to see what this team does next.

Photo of Jolie O’Dell by Ken Yeung.

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