Katie Linendoll Profile

  • She is the fun and upbeat contributor who previews the latest technological gadgets and trends on the TODAY Show.

  • Established corporations and Start-ups alike seek her advice on leveraging technology to capture consumers' hearts and minds.

  • Joining an elite list that includes Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Tim Draper, she has been named a "Silicon Valley Visionary" for inspiring girls to become involved in STEM fields.
  • Katie Linendoll is the go-to expert for the latest innovations in technology. Best known as the TODAY show’s fun and savvy tech contributor, Katie travels the world to cover the latest gadgets and inventions before they come to market.

    While still in college, Katie jumpstarted her media career as the co-host of ESPN’s SportZone. During her time there she contributed over 60 pieces for and ESPN The Magazine in addition to snatching an Emmy for her work as a producer at ESPN’s SportsCenter.

    Katie went on to serve as tech expert in residence at HSN where she helped generate over $20 million in sales. Today, she can frequently be seen presenting hot new products on CNN and NBC. Her insights on the latest trends are often featured in Marie Claire,,,,, as well as many other global media outlets.

    Recently, named a “Silicon Valley Visionary,” by the 18th Annual S.V. Forum, Katie joins an elite list of innovators which includes Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Tim Draper. As a media and on-line personality, she has inspired more young women to pursue careers in STEM fields.

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      Having grown up in the digital age, Katie Linendoll loves having a career that keeps her at the forefront of science and technology. She’s best known for her role as a tech contributor on the TODAY Show, but every week you can find her contributing to other outlets as she explores the latest tech stories across the world.

      In 2015, she was honored to be named a visionary in Silicon Valley during the 18th Annual SVForum Visionary Awards. In years past, that distinction has gone to Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Tim Draper. Needless to say, she’s blown away to have her name included in such a list of thought leaders!

      She spends as much hands-on time in the field as she does on her laptop conducting research. Whether she’s diving underwater with NASA astronauts, witnessing the ways that mobile technology is rebuilding the Philippines economy in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan or sharing a first look at the newest iPhones on the TODAY Show, she is always on the hunt for the latest tech stories.

      She has been fascinated with technology since she was little and have a degree in Information Technology New Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating, she went on to work behind the scenes for ESPN, where she was proud to win an Emmy Award for her work on SportsCenter. She was honored to be nominated for another Emmy for her work as co-host (aka the tech host) on A&E’s We Mean Business, a program that helped revamp small businesses across America. She also hosted a pop, gaming and tech show for Spike TV.

      In her career, she has contributed over 60 pieces to ESPN on sports tech, worked as a contributor to CBS and CNN and written for various outlets and different types of media, including Shape Magazine, and E!

      She runs her own business, Katie Linendoll Productions, where she produces content for a number of top clients and outlets, such as Popular Science, Brookstone and RetailMeNot.

      She travels the world delivering keynote speeches and dynamic presentations on innovations in technology; hosting and moderating various panels and presentations; and working with experts and celebrities—from top chefs to world-class innovators—to share their messages, and her own.

      Watching WWE wrestling has been one of her favorite pastimes since she was little. She’s a frequent co-host of the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast (often ranked in the top 10 in sports on iTunes!) and has produced several professional WWE pieces for Sports Illustrated and Men’s Journal, and you can also find her on the WWE Network.

      She recently launched one of the top tech podcasts, Katie Show, where every week she shares first looks in technology and science and interview the most notable minds in the industry.

      A fitness obsessive, in her spare time, you can find her working out at the gym, on the trails, on a bike and up on any mountain. She also plays piano and loves volunteering, and she serves on the board of the Batcole Foundation, which supports research on pediatric cancer.

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    Self-proclaimed “Chic Geek” and audience favorite Katie Linendoll shares her insights on the latest trends, gizmos, gadgets, and other innovations in technology. Whether she is offering a sneak peak at the latest hot item from Kickstarter, the next wave in telecommunication, or breaking down key strategies for leveraging technology in your business or start-up, her quirkiness, authentic personality, and world class knowledge create a fun and memorable time. In addition to her dynamic keynotes, she is an in-demand talent for hosting and /or moderating live events.

    Innovations in Technology

    Katie Linendoll, a global technology consultant, writer, contributor to TODAY show, is one of the most in-demand tech experts in the country & she loves sharing her energy and expertise around innovations with audiences across the nation. Katie uses custom animation and media clips from her many adventures, like jetpacking across the Pacific Ocean, spearfishing 120 feet under the Bermuda triangle and deep sea diving with astronauts to highlight what’s on the forefront of technology today- often, even using technology that’s not yet available on the market.

    In this informative, entertaining, insightful and funny keynote Audiences will not only learn and discover new breakthrough technologies they’ll also get a glimpse behind the scenes of how a tech guru works while she fills audience members in on how technology is changing the way we live, work and think, every day, in the most amazing ways!

    Are You Future Proof?
    Technology is ever-changing. As it evolves, so does the way we think, work and thrive. Every innovation creates a host of new possibilities while rendering old methods obsolete, and industry leaders understand this. They know that the only way to stay relevant is to stay current. They're future proof. Are you?

    Katie Linendoll can help. She knows how businesses break though the clutter to reach their target audience. She knows how non-profits and other groups maximize new media and social networking to expand their message and build a movement. She knows what the latest breakthroughs are, and how do they apply to your goals.

    Professional Communications in the Digital Age
    Katie examines how social media is shaping how we communicate and how best to maintain professionalism.

    Customized Tech Presentations for Any Group
    Katie customizes each presentation for her audiences. Whether it's a discussion on internet privacy, a personal story about the impact of technology or a simple rundown of the latest apps, Katie delivers.

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