Allison Murray Follow Twitter Tech News Reporter Chicago, IL Education Southern Illinois University Expertise Social Media Consumer Tech Artificial Intelligence Apple, iOS, macOS, iPhone, iPad Microsoft Hardware and Software Introduction 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. Experience 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. Education 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. Lifewire and Dotdash Meredith Lifewire, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by Comscore, a leading internet measurement company. We provide trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions vetted by certified experts, as well as trustworthy product recommendations so you can make the most informed purchasing decisions. Learn more about us and our editorial process.