Larry Magid

On-Air Technology Analyst, CBS News

Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. Larry serves as on-air technology analyst for CBS News, is co-director of and founder of He also writes columns that appear on CNET News, Huffington Post, and the San Jose Mercury News. His technology reports can be heard daily on CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S. and he has a daily tech segment on KCBS radio in San Francisco. He’s a regular contributor to BBC World Service and an occasional guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation. He is often called upon for commentary by CBS television news, CNN and Fox News, BBC, and Al Jazeera and has appeared on the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, the Today Show and CBS This Morning. He has also been a frequent contributor to the New York Times and was, for 18 years, a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Larry is co-author of A Parents Guide to Facebook as well as MySpace Unraveled: A parents guide to teen social networking, (with Anne Collier.) He also wrote The Little PC Book, a critically acclaimed best seller. Other books include Cruising Online: Larry Magid’s Guide to the New Digital Highways, The Fully Powered PC and Electronic Link. He’s written for Fortune, Family Circle, PC World, Information Week, ComputerWorld and numerous other publications.