David Pogue Biography
David Welch Pogue is an American technology writer and TV science, presenter. He is well known as a personal technology columnist for Yahoo! Tech, a technology correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, a columnist for Scientific American, and a technology columnist for The New York Times.
David Pogue Age
He was born on March 9, 1963, in Shaker Heights, OH. He is currently age 56 years.
David Pogue Parents
He was born of Richard Welch Pogue who was known as an American lawyer and Patricia Ruth Raney.
David Pogue New York Times
From 2000 to 2013, David Pogue was the New York Times weekly tech columnist. After a five-year detour to Yahoo Finance, he’s back at the Times, writing the “Crowdwise” feature for the “Smarter Living” section. He’s a five-time Emmy winner for his stories on “CBS Sunday Morning,” and a host of 17 science specials on “NOVA” on PBS.
David is one of the world’s best-selling “how-to” authors, with more than 100 titles and 3 million copies in print. They include seven books in the “For Dummies” series, his own Pogue’s Basics series of essential tips and shortcuts, and the Missing Manual series of computer books.
David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won a Loeb Award for journalism and an honorary doctorate in music. He has been profiled on 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
Starting in November 2000, Pogue served as the personal-tech columnist The New York Times; his column, “State of the Art,” appeared each Thursday on the front page of the Business section. He also writes “From the Desk of David Pogue,” a tech-related opinion column that is sent to readers by e-mail. He also maintained a blog at nytimes.com called Pogue’s Posts.
He hosted a four-part PBS NOVA miniseries about materials science called Making Stuff, which aired on four consecutive Wednesdays starting January 19, 2011, on PBS. It was followed by a two-hour special about the periodic table, Hunting the Elements, which aired April 4, 2012. He hosted a further series, Making More Stuff, on PBS NOVA on four consecutive Wednesdays starting October 16, 2013.
David Pogue Net Worth
His estimated net worth has not been revealed, more details to be updated soon.
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He married Nicki Dugan Pogue (m. 2013), Jennifer Pogue (m. 1995–2011).
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In a 2005 New York Times review of a hard drive recovery service, Pogue noted that the service, which can cost from $500 to $2,700, was provided to him at no charge for the purposes of the review; but when describing the service for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition program on September 12, 2005, he neglected to mention this. NPR’s Vice President of News Bill Marimow later stated that NPR should have either not aired the review or paid for the services itself. Ultimately, the Times paid for the service.
In September 2009, Pogue’s New York Times review of the Snow Leopard Macintosh operating system, a product for which he had also authored a Missing Manual book, was the subject of a column by The Times’ Public Editor Clark Hoyt. Hoyt wrote that Pogue’s “multiple interests and loyalties raise interesting ethical issues.” Of three ethicists Hoyt consulted, each agreed Pogue’s position created a “clear conflict of interest” and placed the paper on “tricky ethical terrain.” In response, Pogue posted a statement of ethics on his Times Topics page and disclosure was added to his Snow Leopard review on The Times’ web site.
In June 2011, Pogue gave a presentation at the Media Relations Summit sponsored by Ragan Communications in which he offered advice to PR professionals on how to successfully pitch him. Arthur S. Brisbane, The New York Times’ reader representative, subsequently wrote that the paper’s ethics policy states staff members and freelancers on assignment “may not advise individuals or organizations how to deal successfully with the news media.”
Though Pogue is not a Times staff member and was not on assignment, an internal review determined that his presentation wasn’t appropriate. In an email to Brisbane about the matter, Pogue wrote that in the future, “my speaking agent will now present every offer to my [Times] editor and me simultaneously.
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David Pogue Awards
In 2004, he won a Business Emmy as the correspondent for two CBS News Sunday Morning stories about Google and spam for taking “complex technological applications such as Google or Spam and [making] them comprehensible to the ordinary, non-technophile viewer.”
Shenandoah Conservatory awarded Pogue an honorary doctorate in music in August 2007 for “his unique images of the boundary between music as a classical discipline and the computer of the future, and his artistic contributions”.
In 2008, Pogue received a Society of Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Journalism award for his New York Times video, The iPhone Challenge: Keep it Quiet. On May 5, 2009, Pogue won two Webby Awards. His New York Times online video series “was the only winner in multiple categories, earning nods for Best Reality/Variety Host and Technology.”
His blog, “Pogue’s Posts” in The New York Times, received the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Online Commentary & Blogging. In 2011, Pogue won the second “Golden Mouth Organ” award on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson for being the second person on the show who, when presented with a harmonica, could actually play it. In 2013, Pogue was named an Honorary Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication.