Wendy Tanaka, a Member of the Firm in the San Francisco office, provides strategic communications counsel to major technology companies and startups in tech, biotech and energy. She also works with consumer products companies and environmental organizations.
Ms. Tanaka’s services include media relations, media training, litigation support and reputation management.
Prior to joining Sitrick, Ms. Tanaka spent more than a decade as an award-winning business and technology journalist at Forbes, Red Herring, Philadelphia Inquirer and San Francisco Examiner. She also served in a management position at Cisco Systems.
At Forbes, as Technology Editor, Ms. Tanaka led a team of reporters in Silicon Valley and New York reporting on technology. She also covered tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle, eBay, VMware and Comcast. She was the lead reporter at Forbes on the Yahoo-Microsoft merger saga and chronicled the rise of social media.
During her journalism career, Ms. Tanaka mastered both traditional and digital media formats. Ms. Tanaka holds a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a finalist for the University of Michigan Journalism Fellowship, and she completed the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at the University of Pennsylvania.