Hayley Prokos



Northwestern University

University of California, Davis


Home Theater

Travel Tech

Computer Accessories


  • Hayley Prokos was previously a reporting fellow at Newsweek.
  • She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
  • She has also written for SELF.com and Kathimerini English Edition, and been a researcher for The Hollywood Reporter.


Hayley began writing for Lifewire in April 2019 and has also written for SELF.com and Kathimerini English Edition, and been a researcher for The Hollywood Reporter. Her areas of interest are health-related and travel-friendly consumer technologies.

Hayley previously worked as a researcher at The Hollywood Reporter and a reporting fellow at Newsweek.  

My Gear

My personal set-up is a 2015 MacBook Pro, because I like to get the most out of my tech. I use an iPhone 8 Plus on iOS 13 (11/08/19) for my life on the go and a Synology NAS to back up my documents and photos. I personally manage and maintain these machines, in addition to my Control4 home automation system and two Apple TVs.


She holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English and French from the University of California, Davis. 

Lifewire work:

Lifewire Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission

A Message from Hayley Prokos

I love to help people make the best buying decisions based on their needs. With so many products on the market, it’s easy to get tangled in a web of suggestions based on company algorithms and arbitrary analyses. My goal is to create reviews that help consumers attain a sense of clarity and simplify the buying process.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 80 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, TreeHugger and Thoughtco.

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