Molly McLaughlin

Molly McLaughlin

Senior Editor & Content Strategist

New York, NY


Privacy & Security

iOS & Android Operating Systems


Consumer Technology

Social Media

Ride Sharing Companies & Technologies


  • Tech journalist for over a dozen years
  • Covered tech milestones at PC Magazine, including the original iPhone and Android smartphones
  • Graduated magna cum laude with an M.S.. in Journalism and Technical Writing from Polytechnic University (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering)


Molly currently runs Lifewire's reviews program, overseeing hands-on testing, editing, and publishing. She also helps define the site's tech coverage and works to make the content the best it can be.

Molly has been a tech writer since 2004, focusing on consumer electronics, including digital cameras and smartphones. As an editor at PC Magazine, she edited hundreds of product reviews and features. 

After leaving PCMag, she spearheaded ConsumerSearch's smartphone coverage strategy and managed its technology reviews. She then ran a full-time editorial business, contributing reviews and commentary about mobile apps, software, GPS devices, dash cams, and more to and other clients.

Before joining Lifewire full-time, Molly wrote how-to articles for the site about smartphones (Android and iPhones), including tips for getting better performance and battery life out of your electronics and in-depth explainers about various tech concepts.

My Gear

I use a Windows 10 Lenovo ThinkPad laptop as my main machine. My primary phone is a Google Pixel 5a. I also have a Samsung S9 and an iPhone 6 running iOS 11. (Gotta know all the mobile platforms, but probably time for an upgrade.) I wear a Garmin VivoSport + GPS fitness band to track my steps.


Molly has B.A. in Latin American Studies from NYU and an M.S. in Journalism & Technical Writing from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn (now NYU Tandon Center for Engineering).

Lifewire Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission

A Message from Molly McLaughlin

I’ve always enjoyed breaking down complicated subjects so that my audience can understand them. When I got into tech writing, I realized that many writers had a huge blind spot and made a lot of assumptions about their readers’ technical knowhow. My favorite things about Lifewire is its mission of breaking down tech for a general audience and helping our readers find the best products without wading through a million options.

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