I'm a journalist and tech enthusiast

Jacob Krol is an expert on all things tech, ranging from which device to have in your pocket to controlling your home of the future. He is currently an Associate Tech Writer at CNN Underscored and is tasked with building out all things gadgets. In his previous job as Tech Writer at Mashable, he focused on reviews, guides, news, and how-to’s. When he was 14, he founded NJTechReviews, a blog devoted to all things tech. As Editor-in-Chief, he handled writing, editing, producing, and reviewing content, all while managing other writers. Jacob represented NJTechReviews at countless events, wrote over 1,000 stories, and even went to CES.


December 2018+

Associate Tech Writer, CNN Underscored

Jacob is an Associate Tech Writer at CNN Underscored. He's tasked with building out the Tech Vertical. On the daily you can see him reviewing, hunting deals, breaking news and managing the vertical.

May 2018 - December 2018

Tech Writer, Mashable

As a Tech Writer at Mashable, Jacob wrote news articles, utility pieces, hands-on, comprehensive reviews, and long term pieces. He also appeared on “Technically Speaking."

June 2010- May 2018

Editor in Chief, NJTechReviews

Jacob was responsible for day-to-day operations, layouts, advertisements, writing articles, writing reviews, shooting and editing videos, and attending media events.

January 2018 - May 2018

Social Media Intern, CNBC

Jacob was responsible for writing touts for social postings, identifying trending topics, pitching story ideas, and scheduling for the social calendar.

September 2017 - December 2017

Social TV Intern, CNN

Jacob was responsible for identifying “newsy moments”, creating social copy, writing articles, coordinating live videos, and editing video.

February 2017 - August 2017

Social Media College Associate, Fox News

Jacob was responsible for drafting social media posts, creating “quote pics”, cutting video, pitching editorial ideas, coordinating live videos, identifying trending topics, and monitoring social analytics.


2014 - 2018

Bachelors Degree, Muhlenberg College

Major: Communication and Media Studies Minor: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

2010 - 2014

Millburn Senior High School