Leo Laporte has worked as an author, speaker, and broadcaster in New Haven, Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, most recently focusing on technology coverage for radio, television, and the Internet.
Laporte has written software for CP/M, Macintosh, and PC compatible computers including the popular open source programs, QDial and MacArc for the Macintosh. From 1985 to 1988, he operated one of the first Macintosh-only computer bulletin board systems, MacQueue.
He was the co-author, with former ABC Technology Correspondent Gina Smith, of 101 Computer Answers You Need to Know, a computer book for beginners published in 1995 by Ziff-Davis Press. He has written about computer hardware and software for Byte, MacUser, and InfoWorld magazines, and he has contributed chapters to Dvorak’s Guide to PC Telecommunications and Dvorak’s Inside Track to the Mac, both published by Osborne/McGraw Hill. He has written four bestselling Technology Almanacs. Leo Laporte’s 2003 Technology Almanac was Pearson Publishing’s Book of the Year in 2003.
Currently Leo hosts a national radio technology talk show heard right here. He also appears regularly on many television and radio programs. He hosts and produces some of the most popular podcasts in the world including this WEEK in TECH, Security Now!, Inside the Net, The Daily Giz Wiz, and FLOSS Weekly under the TWiT.tv banner.