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Meet The Editors

Robert Faletra

Robert Faletra is the Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. An innovative businessman and long-term high tech focused journalist with CRN for 25-years he is considered one of the top authorities in the channel and technology marketplace and often referred to as the voice of and for the Channel. Faletra works with both start-up firms as well as...Read more

Jennifer Follett

Jennifer Follett is the Executive Editor for CRN where she has been covering the IT solution provider channel for 20 years. She currently oversees CRN magazine and CRN.com, the website for the industry’s leading channel publication. She previously reported on a number of technology beats for CRN, including networking and VoIP for 6 years. During he...Read more

Steven Burke

Steven Burke has been reporting on the technology industry and sales channel for 30 years. Burke joined CRN in 1993 and has teamed with fellow editors numerous times to win American Society of Business Publication Editors and Jesse H. Neal journalism awards. He is passionate about the role of partners using technology to solve business problems and...Read more

Jane O’Brien

Starting out almost 25 years ago at CRN as part of the copy-editing staff, Jane worked with pen and paper (and X-acto knives for the production team to literally “cut” words out of a story). Things certainly have changed—and technology has made it easier and harder at the same time—but as Managing Editor she still helps to make sure that every word...Read more

David Harris

David Harris is managing editor, news for CRN.com. Before joining CRN, he worked at the Boston Business Journal, where he served first as tech editor and then as associate managing editor. He previously served as editor of Banker & Tradesman, a real estate and banking trade publication, and the Cambridge Chronicle, a weekly newspaper covering Cambr...Read more

Dan Igo

Dan Igo is the managing editor of online for CRN. Prior to joining CRN, he worked as an associate editor at gambling publication Casino City and previously held internships at USA Today and The Baltimore Sun. A 2008 graduate of the University of Maryland, Dan lives in the Boston area with his wife and daughter....Read more

Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN and CRN.com since November 2006, originally as a senior editor and more recently as feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also o...Read more

Rachael Espaillat

Rachael Espaillat is a multimedia journalist who joined CRNtv in December 2021. She interviews CEOs and other IT experts to deliver stories that matter most to channel partners. Rachael graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. Her career as a local news reporter took her across the country- from M...Read more

C.J. Fairfield

CJ Fairfield is an associate editor at CRN covering solution providers, MSPs and distributors. She holds a Master’s degree in International Journalism from Brunel University London. Prior to joining CRN, she worked at daily newspapers, including The Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey and The Frederick News-Post in Maryland. She lives in New Jerse...Read more

Jay Fitzgerald

Jay Fitzgerald is a senior editor covering cybersecurity for CRN. Jay previously freelanced for the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Boston magazine, Banker & Tradesman, MassterList.com, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and other entities, covering general business, economics and politics. Jay also served as the general economics...Read more

Thomas Grillo

Thomas Grillo covers chips and the Internet of Things for CRN. The Boston University graduate has reported business news and covered the region’s booming residential and commercial real estate sectors for The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, Banker & Tradesman, and Lynn’s Daily Item. Thomas chronicled the rebirth of Boston’s Se...Read more

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. Mark received his BA in Journalism from the University of Massachuse...Read more

O’Ryan Johnson

O’Ryan Johnson is a veteran news reporter. He covers the data center beat for CRN and hopes to hear from channel partners about how he can improve his coverage and write the stories they want to read....Read more

Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that...Read more

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. Wade graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. He has written for newspapers, magazines, trade publications, broadcast media and o...Read more

Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She graduated with a B.A. in communications from the University of Rhode Island and is now an L.A. transplant. Gina is a self-proclaimed foodie who enjoys y...Read more

Shane Snider

Shane Snider is a senior associate editor covering personal computing, mobile devices, semiconductor news, hardware reviews, breaking news and live events. Shane earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University. Shane is a veteran journalist, having worked for newspapers in upstate New York and North...Read more

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