Sharon Pruitt-Young

Sharon Pruitt-Young

Freelance Tech Reporter


University of Missouri-St.Louis




Pop Culture

Social Media


Sharon Pruitt-Young's work runs the gamut from introspective first-person essays to breaking news. During her years of working as a full-time freelancer, she has covered a range of topics, from true crime to breaking news, and has written for a variety of outlets.


Sharon Pruitt-Young has worked in the online writing and editing space for more than five years. She began her career as a staffer and, later, editor for Very Real, NBC Universal, and Oxygen Network's (now defunct) award-winning digital destination for millennial women, where she reported on everything from technology and pop culture to entertainment and social media. As a freelancer, her credits include The Mary Sue, Looper, and other entertainment outlets. 

My Gear

After getting rid of my Xbox One, my Nintendo Switch satisfies most of my gaming needs, and I've gotten more than a little sucked into Animal Crossing and Splatoon 2! My PC gaming rig sports a modest GTX 970—enough for basic VR games and whatever indie title I might be playing on Steam. I also spend a lot of time tinkering with InDesign, due to a long-held love that harkens back to my college days running the university newspaper.


​ Sharon attended University of Missouri-St.Louis.

A Message from Sharon Pruitt-Young

My favorite thing about Lifewire is how accessible the content is. Technology is for everyone, and the pieces here—from the how-to guides to the explainers of new releases—allow everyone, from the average consumer to the experienced buyer, to find something new to be excited about.


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.

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