Allison Murray

Allison Matyus

Tech News Reporter

Chicago, IL


Southern Illinois University


Social Media

Consumer Tech

Artificial Intelligence

Apple, iOS, macOS, iPhone, iPad

Microsoft Hardware and Software


Allison reports on all things tech. She's a news junky that keeps her eye on the latest trends. Allison is a writer working out of Chicago, IL, with her favorite coworker: her cat Norbert. 


Allison has six years of journalism experience. She was previously at Digital Trends, where she reported breaking news, industry trends, how tech influences our lives, and more. Allison covered Facebook's historic $5 billion settlement with the FTC, the Big Tech antitrust hearing, and closely followed the federal government's proposals on changing Section 230 and what that would look like for social media outlets. 

She's also written for The Idea Forge, where she covered Chicago's tech industry and startup landscape. Allison spent nearly two years as a Senior Reporter at Chicago's oldest neighborhood newspaper, The Hyde Park Herald, covering politics, education, real estate, retail, and development.

In addition, Allison has written about consumer tech, including Apple and Microsoft products and technologies, for many years at a variety of outlets.

My Gear 

I'm a self-proclaimed Apple nerd and use a MacBook Air for my daily work and her iPhone 13 to stay connected. 


 Allison graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism and a minor in history.

A Message from Allison Murray

I'm proud to be a part of Lifewire and its mission to make the complicated world of tech easier to understand. Technology is becoming more and more interwoven into our everyday lives, so it's an important topic to discuss and cover. 

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