Tech Expert – Emmy Winning TV Personality – Writer
Katie Linendoll is an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, writer, technology expert, global technology consultant and one of the leading women in the field of technology.
As one of the most in-demand technology experts worldwide, Linendoll is recognized by a wide-range of audiences for her reporting and frequent appearances as an expert contributor for major media outlets including NBC’s “TODAY” show, “The Rachael Ray Show” and numerous other shows on CNN, HLN, FOX News, The Weather Channel, Popular Science and more.
In addition to frequent live, in-studio media appearances, Linendoll runs her own production company allowing her to shoot, produce and edit her own tech news stories in some of the most exotic and extreme locations ranging from a remote community in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan to NASA’s zero-gravity training lab 63-feet underwater off the coast of the Florida Keys. Linendoll’s cutting-edge technology stories have been featured as TV and digital segments on The Weather Channel, Sports Illustrated and CNN to name of few.
Linendoll is one of the first women in tech to make significant contributions to the industry, starting her career at age 12 when she began coding and earned her networking certifications before graduating from high school. Linendoll went on to receive a degree in Information Technology New Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Following graduation, she began working behind-the-scenes in production for ESPN where she won an Emmy Award for her work on “SportsCenter” and was later responsible for contributing more than 60 written and digital pieces, as a sports tech expert. Following her work at ESPN, Linendoll was nominated for a second Emmy Award for her work as a co-host on A&E’s “We Mean Business,” a reality show designed to help revamp small businesses across the country.
During her career, Linendoll has hosted more than a dozen shows, and series focusing on technology and innovation, and has also been named a special correspondent at major tech conferences including Comic-Con, CES, E3, Toy Fair, and Maker Faire. She is frequently booked as an emcee and moderator at major corporate events including HP, IBM, Lenovo, Deloitte, Intel, Cadillac, Kronos, Teradata and GE, to name a few.
Linendoll’s tech podcast, “Katie Linendoll <Dot> Show,” shares first looks in technology and science with the most notable minds in business including the UK’s top mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy; Oculus head of content, Jason Rubin; musician and documentary filmmaker, Dave Navarro; and CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra. Her podcast has ranked several times in the top five of iTunes technology charts and has been featured three times by Apple.
In 2015, Linendoll was named Recipient of Silicon Valley Visionary Award, which celebrates Silicon Valley leaders in technology, education, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. Linendoll’s forthcoming book, due out in 2019, will document her achievements as one of the first women on the forefront of technology and will give her insider tips for integrating technology into daily life.
Linendoll resides in New York City where she leads an active lifestyle as a runner, musician, and avid traveler. She also devotes a large percentage of her time to philanthropic causes. Most notably, she serves on the board of directors and as the lead technologist for The Batcole Foundation, whose mission is to increase research and awareness in pediatric cancer and bring a sense of joy and creativity to the bedside. Currently, with The Batcole Foundation, Linendoll is spearheading an ongoing campaign to integrate virtual reality as distraction technology for pediatric cancer hospitals nationwide.