2012 The Root 100

Jenna Wortham is a New York Times technology reporter and co-founder of the Tumblr zine Girl Crush.

  • Influence: 127.1
  • Reach: 12.5
  • Substance: 6.0
  • Media Mentions: 63
  • Internet Mentions: 13500
  • Twitter Followers: 461441
  • Jenna Wortham

  • Technology reporter, Tumblr zine publisher and prolific Tweeter.
  • Job: New York Times technology reporter and Girl Crush co-founder
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @jennydeluxe
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 29
  • Bio: Since 2008, Jenna Wortham has covered Web startups, digital culture and the local tech scene for the New York Times' Bits blog as well as writing features for the print edition. A self-described "digital hoarder," she's so dedicated to bringing the latest tech news to her Twitter followers, she's willing to incur the wrath of a certain fruit-inspired company. A recent Tweet: "Turns out Apple gets rill twitchy when u jam the iPhone 5 in your back pocket to see how it fits. But ppl need 2 know! They deserve to know." With Thessaly La Force, she's also co-founder of Girl Crush, a zine dedicated to female idols. Wortham's own girl crushes include rapper Kelis, comedian Amy Sedaris and rocker Kathleen Hanna. See her writing at the Bits blog and on Girl Crush.