Dan Ackerman

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Dan Ackerman
Born (1974-03-13) March 13, 1974 (age 45)
EducationBuffalo, NY 2005 UB
Notable credit(s)
CNET.com Senior Editor (2006–present)
Spouse(s)Libe Goad

Dan Ackerman (born March 13, 1974) is a former radio DJ turned technology and video game journalist. Ackerman resides in New York City and has written about video games and gadgets for publications including SPIN,[1] Blender, WWE Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter.

He is currently a senior editor at CNET.com[2] and a regular TV talking head on outlets such as G4TV,[3] CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and CNBC.[4] Ackerman co-hosted CNET's weekly Digital City and CNET Labcasts video podcast. Previously, Ackerman was the editor-in-chief of Clubplanet.com from 2001 to 2006, and a senior editor at UGO.com from 1999 to 2001. He has released four albums on the Helper Monkey Records label, including 2008's "Tales Out of Night School"[5] and 2012's "The Futurist". He also appeared on a web show called "Play Value" Along with his Wife and other people in the video gaming industry. The show talked about the history of gaming such as "The Rise of Atari", or "The Death of The Arcade".

Ackerman is married to Libe Goad.[6]


  1. ^ Holiday 2008 Game Guide:: digital.spin.com
  2. ^ CNET profile page:: CNET.com
  3. ^ G4TV: Attack of the Show - CES '09: Best in Show
  4. ^ CNBC: CES Picks & Pans
  5. ^ allmusic 'Tales out of Night School' Overview </
  6. ^ "Scenes from GDC 2010". CNET. March 12, 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2010.

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