John Shinal

John Shinal

San Francisco, California, United States
Member since September 10, 2007
  • About
St. Mary's University , MA

Full bio

John joined in Sept. 2007 after covering public technology companies for more than a decade, most recently as the technology editor and a senior columnist for Dow Jones MarketWatch from 2004-2007.

Before that, he covered venture capital and investment banking as a senior writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and covered Cisco Systems and the networking industry as a correspondent for Business Week magazine. He was also a reporter for Bloomberg News and a Staff Editor at

John has done hundreds of radio segments over the years and was a regular guest correspondent on KCBS-AM in San Francisco. He's also appeared on CNBC and network affiliate TV stations dozens of times.

He's been the first to report on many important stories in technology and finance that were later followed by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and others major media outlets. His best scoops include:

-the details of the Google auction IPO in April 2004

-the hidden costs of offshoring IT work in Nov. 2003

-the damage that dying dotcoms would inflict upon Cisco, Sun and other hardware makers in March 2001

-the acquisition of Bay Networks by Northern Telecom (Nortel) in May 1998