Chief Political Correspondent
Declan McCullagh is the chief political correspondent for CNET, part of CBS Corporation. Previously he was a senior correspondent for CBS News' website, and was for four years the Wired bureau chief in Washington, D.C., where he spent over a decade before moving to the San Francisco bay area.
An award-winning journalist, Declan writes and speaks frequently about technology, law, and politics; his work has appeared in scores of publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, Playboy magazine, Communications of the ACM and the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has appeared on every major TV network and cable news channel and spoken at dozens of universities including Stanford University, MIT, and the University of Chicago.
Declan was a programmer before becoming a journalist, and has written code for news stories including an early look at domain name availability and an evaluation of Google's Panda algorithm. He was a registered NeXT developer and worked for NeXT Computer in the company's Redwood City headquarters.
He rides a Honda 919 motorcycle, and is a licensed private pilot who flies a Diamond Katana and Cessna 172s.