Shira Feder

Shira Feder

Contributor, Tech

Shira Feder covers tech, science, and health. She holds a master’s degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and has written for The Washington Post, Vox, The Daily Beast, Business Insider, and other publications. She has received two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting.


  • Obsessively curious writer with a knack for finding the tech angle in everything
  • Strong believer in making information about tech and science accessible to everyone 
  • Past byliner for Business Insider, The Daily Beast, HuffPost, The Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, and The Forward


Shira has been writing about science, tech, and culture for over five years. She’s worked at Business Insider and The Daily Beast, and has freelanced for publications like The Washington Post, HuffPost, and Travel + Leisure. Her work has covered everything from COVID-19 to extending the human lifespan to robo-butlers in hotels.

She was a recipient of The Open Notebook’s early career science journalism fellowship, and has also been interviewed on NPR about her work. Shira believes every story published in the news today has a tech angle.


Shira graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY with a Master’s in journalism. While at school, she won a Radio In-Depth Reporting Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for an audio documentary she made on alleged abuse in New York nursing homes.

Favorite weird science fact

Humans have their own kind of glowing bioluminescence, but our eyes just can’t see it.

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