Dylan Byers Biography, Age, Family, Pacific, CNN, NBC, Politico, Newsletter

Dylan Byers is an American journalist who works as a senior reporter at CNN. He also headlines PACIFIC, a CNNMoney newsletter that covers the culture

Dylan Byers Biography

Dylan Byers is an American journalist and author born in 1986. He is a senior media reporter for NBC News and MSNBC and author of Byers Market, a daily newsletter on the business, politics and culture of media.  He is a former senior CNN reporter who covered the tech and media business centered around the Pacific coast for CNN Digital and previously focused on media and politics.

Dylan Byers Age

Dylan was born in 1986 (32 years as of 2018)

Dylan Byers Family

Dylan Byers Parents

Dylan’s parents are Margaret Carol Lewis(mother), a retired director of Philanthropy Northwest, a network of philanthropists in the Seattle area and Judson Thomas Byers (father), a founding partner at the Cedar River Group, a public policy consulting firm in Seattle. They both served as deputy mayor of Seattle, his mother from 1981 to 1989 and his father from 1998 to 2002.

Dylan Byers Wife

In October 2014 Dylan married Cara Colleen who is a freelance graphic designer in Los Angeles. She received her master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard. Her parents are Patrick D. Walsh, a partner in Commercial Property Group, a commercial real estate firm in Los Angeles and Clare L. Walsh a retired administrator at the U.C.L.A. Medical Center.

Dylan Byers Net worth and Salary

Dylan has not made his salary public but he has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Dylan Byers Politico

He started his journalism career as a media and tech reporter for Adweek. Byers later moved to Politico. In November 2011, he launched the On Media blog, which became known as a “scoop heavy blog” for media and political news.

He created and grew the blog, and critics praised it as “workaholic media-politics coverage,” specific to Byers’ niche of the intersection between politics and media.

While working at Politico, Byers wrote ““President Obama, off the record,” an article providing readers a glimpse into an ‘off the record’ side of US President Barack Obama. For that story, Byers was a finalist in the 2014 Mirror Awards competition for Best Single Article in Digital Media.

Byers has also worked as a research assistant to New Yorker writers such as George Packer, Philip Gourevitch, and Jane Kramer.

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Dylan Byers CNN

Byers joined CNN in September 2015 where he covered the tech and media business centered around the Pacific coast for CNN Digital. He was also a frequent contributor to CNN’s Sunday media show, ‘Reliable Sources’. Prior to his focus on tech and media he focused on media and politics.

Dylan Byers Pacific

In March 2018 Byers launched ‘PACIFIC’, a CNNMoney newsletter which covers the business, culture and politics of innovation, and the people and companies changing the world.

In his editor’s note Dylan said “PACIFIC is the newsletter for the Innovation Economy. It puts the power players in tech and media at the center of the action, and covers their moves and their interests, because those moves and interests signal where society is headed, it treats Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles not as cities on the periphery, but as capitals of the 21st Century. It works on Pacific Standard Time.”

Dylan Byers NBC

In September 2018 Dylan Byers joined NBC News and MSNBC where he covers media, Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

Noah Oppenheim, NBC News President, and Phil Griffin, MSNBC President, released a memo to staffs which read;

“We are pleased to announce that Dylan Byers is joining NBC News & MSNBC as Senior Media Reporter.

In this new role, Dylan will cover the meeting point of media, entertainment and technology – from his perch in Los Angeles – and bring insight and context to this transformative moment. The impact of big tech is far-reaching – changing our culture, politics, commerce and much more. Naturally, Dylan will focus on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Netflix, but he’ll also keep a sharp eye on emerging players. His work will appear across all our television and digital platforms, including the newly redesigned Tech & Media vertical on NBCNews.com, and he will of course continue his essential newsletter.

Dylan comes to us from CNN, where he covered media and technology and authored PACIFIC, a daily newsletter about Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

He will be joining us during an exciting time for our tech and business teams, who have amassed dozens of exclusives this year and are adding to that tally every day. Recent wins include stories on whistleblowers from Facebook and Google by Jo Ling Kent, the uncovering of more than 200,000 deleted Russian troll tweets by Ben Popken, the recent exclusive reporting on the origins of “QAnon” by Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins, and Claire Atkinson’s regular scoops. The team has also secured interviews with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and just this week, with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Please join us in welcoming Dylan to the team and wishing them continued success as this beat keeps growing.

Noah & Phil”

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Dylan Byers Jumps to NBC News, MSNBC From CNN

Dylan Byers, a regular journalistic presence on the media and technology beats in recent years, is jumping to NBC News and MSNBC from CNN. Byers is expected to join the NBCUniversal-owned news outlets next month.

The jump marks a blow of sorts to CNN, for which Byers in March launched a newsletter called “Pacific” that covered the convergence of technology and entertainment from Los Angeles. Byers joined CNN in 2015 after serving stints at Politico and Adweek. He graduated from Bard College. At NBCU, he is expected to cover media, Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

“The impact of big tech is far-reaching – changing our culture, politics, commerce and much more. Naturally, Dylan will focus on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Netflix, but he’ll also keep a sharp eye on emerging players,”said NBC News President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin in a memo to staffers. “His work will appear across all our television and digital platforms, including the newly redesigned Tech & Media vertical on NBCNews.com, and he will of course continue his essential newsletter.”

TV-news outlets continue to woo big-name TV anchors, as NBC News did in 2017 when it lured Megyn Kelly from Fox News Channel. But TV isn’t the only screen on which these news stalwarts compete, and Byers’ hire suggests there is also a market in experts who can lend voice to coverage of a juicy niche that can attract attention via digital formats. To be sure, Byers has been on TV, but he’s never served as a regular anchor on CNN’s schedule.

NBC News has made noise before about covering the shifting terrain of the media and entertainment industries. In September of last year, NBC News said it would launch a digital “vertical” devoted to media coverage and hired former New York Post reporter Claire Atkinson as a senior editor to guide the effort. NBC News has posted dispatches looking at everything from ESPN to Amazon to the recent corporate chaos at CBS Corp., and has launched a blog, but the larger effort appears as yet unrealized.

“Pacific,” though less than a year old, has begun to gain traction in some circles. A suggestion in one recent edition that politicians who might campaign against President Donald Trump hire their own executive producers, as Trump has with former Fox News co-president Bill Shine, got passed around after Byers suggested it August 13. But there have been missteps as well. On August 1, Byers told readers in the hours before CBS Corp.’s most recent earnings discussion with investors that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves “is prepared to address the recent allegations of sexual misconduct, as well as the legal battle with Shari Redstone over the future of the company” that have been in the news as of late, citing an anonymous source. Listeners to that call were told in its opening minutes that CBS executives would not discuss those subjects.

Adopted from: variety.com