Laurie Segall

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Laurie Segall
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Born (1985-08-18) August 18, 1985 (age 34)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Laurie Segall (born August 18, 1985) is an American journalist. Noted for interviewing leaders in technology, including Mark Zuckerberg [1][2] and Tim Cook,[3] among others, she was the senior technology correspondent and an editor-at-large for CNN for more than a decade.[4] Segall also developed and hosted Mostly Human, an investigative docu-series that explored the impact of technology on sex, love, and death.[5]


Segall was born to a Jewish family in the South although she attended a Christian school.[6] She attended the University of Michigan and as a student secured an internship with CNN. She graduated with a BA in political science, and was subsequently hired full-time as a news assistant position at CNN.[6]

At CNN, Segall produced several digital short-form series, including “Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley,” “Revenge Porn,” and “Secret Lives of Superhero Hackers.”[7] She later developed a series that would explore the larger implications of technology, Mostly Human, and successfully pitched the idea to CNN president Jeff Zucker. The six-episode series began airing in March 2017 on CNNgo, and in 2018 won a Webby Award in the documentary series category.[8] In addition to covering technology, Segall has reported on national breaking news, including the Boston Marathon bombing, and, as a field producer, Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irma. Segall reconstructed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s deleted Instagram account, and tracked down and exclusively interviewed Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's daughter, Angie Gregg.[9]

At 26, Segall appeared on Forbes "30 Under 30" list in the media category.[10] Mashable included her on their list of seven top journalists to subscribe to on Facebook.[11]

In February 2019 she announced that she would leave CNN after more than ten years at the network. She told Variety that she was "leaving to start my next chapter: a venture devoted to the intersection of technology and ethics."[12]


  1. ^ "Mark Zuckerberg: "One of the biggest mistakes" of Facebook is not digging deeper into Cambridge Analytica". CBS. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  2. ^ "Mark Zuckerberg will appear on CNN tonight amid Facebook's data privacy scandal". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  3. ^ "It's on: Apple vs. Facebook". Axios. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  4. ^ Steinberg, Brian; Steinberg, Brian (2019-02-05). "Tech Journalist Laurie Segall Readies Deep Dive on Facebook for CNN". Variety. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  5. ^ "CNN series is 'Black Mirror' meets 'Westworld'". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  6. ^ a b "CNN'S Laurie Segall on Misfits, Underdogs, and Getting in the Door". MM LaFleur. February 8, 2018. I grew up in the South, the only Jewish girl in a conservative Christian school
  7. ^ Spangler, Todd (2017-03-06). "CNN Pivots Strategy on CNNgo to Add Free Original Programming (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  8. ^ "Mostly Human with Laurie Segall -- The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  9. ^ "Castro's Daughter: 'We Don't Have Monster in Our Blood'". 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  10. ^ "30 Under 30 - Media - Forbes". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  11. ^ Peters, Meghan. "7 Top Journalists to Subscribe to on Facebook". Mashable. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  12. ^ Allan (February 5, 2019). "Laurie Segall leaves CNN after a decade". Retrieved 2018-11-14.

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