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Blaise Zerega comes to FORA.tv from Conde Nast Portfolio where he served as deputy editor and led the magazine's technology coverage. Prior to holding that position, Zerega was managing editor and played a critical role in the launch of both Portfolio.com and the magazine. Both properties have earned the highest industry honors.
Before joining Portfolio, Zerega was the managing editor of WIRED. He helped Wired earn numerous prizes, including a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2004 and another for the Single-Topic Issue category in 2002. Wired was also named best magazine in America by the Chicago Tribune in 2004.
Zerega was also the editor of Red Herring magazine, once the bible of Silicon Valley, and the news editor at Forbes ASAP.
Zerega makes frequent media appearances and has been on such programs as Today and The View as well as on NPR and CNN.
He graduated from New York University and received his graduate degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.