Sharon Vaknin is a video host and editor at CNET, where she covers technology tutorials and guides. With her geek knowledge and a knack for layman’s terms, she shows the tech-savvy and tech-phobic how to make the most of their personal gadgets. She has appeared as a tech expert on The Today Show, CBS News, NPR, CBS Radio, and ABC Bay Area.
Outside of CNET, Sharon hosts cooking tutorials on her YouTube channel Flavorcraft, and coordinates Digitally Chic, a networking group for women in San Francisco.
A personal note:
In May 2011, I graduated with a Broadcasting and Electronic Communications degree from San Francisco State University. It’s bittersweet, as I’ll miss the broadcasting department that became my second family. SFSU’s curriculum in broadcasting– with its brilliant, experienced professors, hands-on classes, great equipment, and a passionate student body–is unmatched, and I can’t wait to contribute to the school that has pushed me so far.
Upon graduating, I became a full-time editor and on-air host at CNET.com, where I report on technology news, and produce/host videos for CNET TV. My goal is to help others understand technology, but most of all maximize its use and discover ways in which it can improve their lives. Technology is ever-changing, which is precisely why I’m obsessed with it.
Outside of CNET, I maintain my YouTube channel, FlavorCraft, where you’ll find new cooking videos weekly, mostly inspired by the amazing recipes I find on the interwebs. I spend hours scouring food blogs in search of unique, and usually healthy recipes…but don’t be surprised if I share some that are not-so-good for you.
In February 2011, I hosted a radio show for KSFS in San Francisco, Geek and the City. It has since been discontinued, but you can listen to the episodes on sharonvak.com.
The opinions of this blog are completely independent and do not reflect those of CBS Interactive.