Adam Lashinsky is a senior writer at FORTUNE, where he started as a contributing columnist in 1999 and joined the staff in 2001. A veteran reporter on finance and Silicon Valley for the magazine, he also is a featured commentator for "Marketplace," the nationally broadcast radio business-news magazine; and a regular contributor to business-news programming on the Fox News Channel.
Prior to joining FORTUNE's staff in 2001, Adam was the Silicon Valley columnist for TheStreet.com, the online financial news publication based in New York. From 1997 to 1999, he was the San Jose Mercury News' first high-tech stocks columnist, and from 1992 until then, he covered a variety of beats as a reporter and editor for Crain's Chicago Business. He left Crain's for a year beginning in late 1994 to work as a Henry Luce Scholar in Tokyo as a reporter for the Nikkei Weekly, the English-language version of Japan's main economic daily, Nihon Keizai Shimbun. From 1989 to 1992, he worked in the Washington, D.C., bureau of Crain Communications Inc.
A native of Chicago, Adam earned a degree in History and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. He is based in San Francisco.