Bridget Carey

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Bridget Carey
Born Bridget Marie Carey
June 1984 (age 32)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Education University of Florida (BS)
Notable work CNET Update[1]

Bridget Marie Carey (born June 1984) is an American technology journalist and host of the CNET Update. She authored the nation's first social media etiquette column, Poked[2] and previously hosted a popular online gadget review show, Bridget Carey's Tech Review. Her award-winning writing commentary on netiquette started at The Miami Herald and was syndicated[3] nationwide until August 2011. She has since departed to tech media website CNET.


Carey was born in Florida and raised in Broward County. She graduated in 2006 with a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida,[4] where she led as editor at the nation's largest student-run newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator.[5] While there she earned several commendations, including the Elmer Emig Award and the Dean Committee's Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Award.[6]


Carey began her journalism career in 2006 as a reporter on the Herald's business desk. That year she became the newspaper's technology reporter and produced short video gadget reviews from her home computer's webcam, a series that quickly gained popularity with South Florida readers. In 2008, she began co-authoring Poked with fellow reporter Niala Boodhoo. Carey also wrote the newspaper's technology blog, "Cache and Carey," which was later renamed "The Digital Dish."[7] Her tech reporting earned her the 2011 Green Eyeshade Award.[8]

As viewership of her video reviews increased, the newspaper moved production to its in-house professional studio. The reviews were featured on WSFL-TV's morning show[9] and PBS' Nightly Business Report.[10] Her quirky consumer-angle gadget reviews, which displayed her affinity for sci-fi and other geek culture topics, made her a popular online personality.

While in Miami, she also appeared as a guest for news programs on WLRN-FM,[11] the area's chief public radio station.

She left the newspaper to join CNET in New York as a senior editor in 2011. She hosted "Loaded", CNET's roundup of the day's tech news headlines. She replaced that in April 2012 with a more in-depth daily news program, CNET Update.


  1. ^ CNET Update
  2. ^ Society of Professional Journalists "South Florida Pro Presents Multimedia Meet-up" Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., March 1, 2011, accessed August 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Carey, Bridget "Take A Lesson From Facebook"[permanent dead link], August 17, 2011, accessed August 25, 2011.
  4. ^ LinkedIn [1], accessed August 25, 2011.
  5. ^ The Independent Florida Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator, accessed August 25, 2011.
  6. ^ University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications "Award Winners", accessed August 25, 2011.
  7. ^ The Miami Herald "The Digital Dish" Archived August 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., August 4, 2011, accessed August 25, 2011.
  8. ^ 2011 Green Eyeshade Awards "Award Winners", June 24, 2011, accessed August 25, 2011.
  9. ^ Bridget Carey on WSFL-TV [2], April 24, 2009, accessed August 25, 2011.
  10. ^ Miami Herald staff "Bridget Carey's video reviews to appear on 'Nightly Business Report'" Archived October 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Nov. 19, 2009, accessed August 25, 2011.
  11. ^ Burkett, Karen "WLRN's Friday Business Report", August 12, 2011, accessed August 25, 2011.