Shannon Liao

Shannon Liao is the Deputy Gaming Editor at Inverse.

She previously ran her own gaming newsletter, Updater, and was a staff writer at The Washington Post, breaking industry scoops around business and tech, and contributing the occasional article to other sections. She has also been a tech and culture reporter at CNN and The Verge, and has moderated panels across the country at events like SXSW, Adweek, GDC, the Game Devs of Color Expo, and more.

A native New Yorker, Liao is a regular contributor to The New York Times' video game section and has appeared on cable networks including CNN, CNBC, Cheddar, CGTN, and Al Jazeera.


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