VentureBeat is very happy to welcome the newest member of our reporting staff: Jennifer Van Grove.

Jennifer is a talented reporter with years of experience covering the tech industry. What convinced us that we wanted her on our team was her dedication to getting the inside stories that other publications weren’t, whether that was about Apple officially blessing Twitter, the relaunch of heavily-funded startup Color, or the bumpy relationship between Apple and Facebook.

That kind of dedication to getting the story — and getting it right — is one of VentureBeat’s core values, so we think Jennifer will be a great addition to our crew.

She joins us from Mashable, where had been since 2009. Jennifer was also NBC San Diego’s tech correspondent from 2009 to 2010. She has played a prominent role in her city’s tech scene, helping start the San Diego tech tweetup, and she’ll continue to be based there. We expect we’ll be seeing a lot of her around Silicon Valley too, though.

She’s a vegan and loves running, and has a B.A. in English from UCLA. Her Twitter handle is a tribute to her alma mater: she’s @jbruin. And she already knows all about the vegan donut place in the Ferry Building here in San Francisco, so we’re pretty sure she’ll fit right in.