Chip Bayers


Writer, Editor, Web Site Producer

Since the fall of 2001 I've worked on my own as a jack-of-all-media; most recently I was a consulting editor for the startup news web site Newser.

Before my freelance years I spent nearly four years as a senior writer for Wired magazine, producing several cover stories.

From 1994 to 1998 I was the managing editor and later executive producer of what came to be known as Wired Digital, where I was one of the founders of HotWired as well as the founding editor-in-chief of Wired News. I was the primary voice for the collective efforts behind the pseudonymous Hotwired gossip columnist Ned Brainard; I was also an occasional if limited contributor to the late, lamented Suck under the nom de plume Perl E. Gates.

From 1990 through 1994 I worked on a series of media projects at Michael Wolff & Co./Wolff New Media, where I was a co-author of two books: Where We Stand and the first edition of Net Guide.