Xeni Jardin is the founding partner and co-editor of the award-winning blog, Boing Boing. She is also an executive producer and host of Webby-honored “Boing Boing Video,” online and in-flight on Virgin America. She has contributed to NPR, Wired, NYT, LAT, Guardian, CNN and MSNBC, and is a frequently-sought tech expert in broadcast news.A founding board member of Freedom of the Press Foundation, Jardin loves music, is a Zero-G junkie and is multilingual. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011.Jardin was born in Richmond, Virginia, on August 5, 1970. Her father, artist Glenn B. Hamm Jr., died in August 1980 of ALS. Prior to becoming a journalist, she was site editor for travel agency Traveltrust, then Supervisor of Enterprise Web Technology for Latham & Watkins before working at Quaartz, an internet calendaring startup.Her career as a journalist began in 1999 when she was associated with Jason Calacanis’s Silicon Alley Reporter, first as a contributing editor, and later as Vice President of Silicon Alley’s parent company, Rising Tide Studios. In 2001 she became a freelance writer for Wired and other magazines, and in 2002 she began contributing to Boing Boing after Mark Frauenfelder met her at a party and invited her to be a co-editor.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Xeni Jardin and other top speakers and celebrities.