About Jacqui

Jacqui Cheng is a journalist, writer, editor, musician, and mentor originally from Chicago, Illinois. Best known for her roles as Editor-in-Chief of the Wirecutter and the Sweethome—both before and after becoming part of the New York Times—and for her tech & internet law reporting at Ars Technica, Jacqui has also served in an entrepreneurial editor capacity at New York Public Radio’s WQXR and has advised numerous media companies that you know and love on strategy, hiring, and more. Additionally, Jacqui has played the violin for 38 years and has been making music on the computer for nearly 25.

Currently, Jacqui is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a coast-to-coast partnership between Columbia and Stanford Universities, advising the recipients of this year’s Impact Grants and Magic Grants.

Jacqui was a fellow in the 2018 Columbia Journalism School’s Punch Sulzberger Executive Leadership cohort and previously came from a technology background at Purdue University’s School of Technology. Her blended experience  at the intersection of technology and journalism gives her a unique perspective on how to best communicate with, and interact with, the masses of other humans on the internet. 

Jacqui can occasionally be found in Chicago, New York, the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, or along the California coast—but primarily, she can be found in her spiritual home on the Internet.

My bio at Columbia University’s Brown Institute.

Follow my music on SoundCloud.

Follow me on Twitter.

I post my life to Instagram.

Read Wirecutter @ The New York Times.

Here’s a fun article about me: The New York Times – Wirecutter Editor Shares the Tech That Can Improve your Life.

My articles at Ars Technica.