Meet the Editorial Team

Our experienced editors and writers provide in-depth, up-to-the-minute insights and reporting across a diverse range of B2B technology topics.

Bill Detwiler, Jr.

Editor in Chief


Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.

James Maguire

Editor in Chief


James Maguire is eWeek's Editor-in-Chief and has been reporting on emerging technology for more than 15 years. He has won two ASBPE Awards of Excellence for in-depth feature articles about cloud computing and artificial intelligence. He has covered the gamut of enterprise and consumer technology, and regularly communicates with leading IT newsmakers, vendors and analysts.

Mary Weilage

Associate Managing Editor


Mary Weilage is an Associate Managing Editor at TechRepublic. She has worked on TechRepublic since 1999.

Michael Bonebright


CIO Insight | ServerWatch | Project Management

Michael Bonebright serves as editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has more than 15 years of experience in publishing and marketing for both B2B and B2C audiences. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Chris Ehrlich

Managing Editor


Chris Ehrlich is the managing editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has over 20 years of experience delivering content-based results across journalism and communications, including on B2B technologies. As a leader in digital journalism, he’s driven targeted content that resonates with audiences and increases key metrics. As a leader in branded communications, he’s driven multi-channel content for clients that spreads their messages and generates measurable returns. He holds a B.A. in English and political science from Denison University in Ohio.

James Payne


Developer | HTMLGoodies | CodeGuru | VBForums

James Payne is the editor for,,,, and He was previously the Editor-in-Chief of the Developer Shed communities – a network consisting of 14 websites and forums dedicated to programming, web design, hardware, software, web hosting technology, social media, and search engine optimization (SEO). He has also published three books on Python: Python for Teenagers, Beginning Python: Using Python 2.6 and 3.1, and "Python for the Absolute Beginner".

Tamara Scott

Managing Editor

TechnologyAdvice | Small Business Computing

Tamara Scott, M.A., is the Managing Editor for and where she guides content strategy that balances search awareness with audience needs. With a background in English education, she writes clear and instructive business, technology, and marketing articles for readers of all skill levels.

Paul Shread


eSecurityPlanet | Channel Insider | Internet News

eSecurityPlanet Editor Paul Shread has covered nearly every aspect of enterprise technology in his 20+ years in IT journalism, including award-winning articles on endpoint security and virtual data centers. He wrote a column on small business technology for, and covered financial markets for 10 years, from the dot-com boom and bust to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. He holds a market analyst certification.

Llanor Alleyne

Managing Editor

IT Business Edge | Enterprise Storage Forum | Enterprise Networking Planet

Llanor Alleyne is managing editor of a portfolio of enterprise IT and SMB technology sites, including IT Business Edge, Enterprise Networking Planet, and Small Business Computing. In an editorial career that has spanned nearly 18 years, Llanor previously held editorial leadership roles at Residential Systems Magazine, Digital Signage Magazine, and media company AVNation.TV. Previously the host of the Digital Signage Digest podcast, Llanor is committed to understanding the impact of technology on social mores and folkways. Her deep knowledge base includes audio/video integration, IoT/smart home, immersive tech, IT, and more.

Web Webster

Managing Editor

Webopedia | Linux Today

Web Webster has more than 20 years of experience in the tech sector. He’s written and edited demand generation, user-focused, and thought leadership content for business software solutions, consumer tech, and healthcare. In addition to serving as a pool writer and interim editor at TechnologyAdvice, he was a pool writer for Dotdash’s He manages a portfolio of tech industry news and analysis websites including,,, and

Melanie Wachsman



Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman is an Editor for TechRepublic. She focuses on TechRepublic Premium content and special features. Melanie received a bachelor's degree from Indiana University Bloomington.

Dallon Adams

Staff Writer


R. Dallon Adams is a journalist originally from Louisville, Kentucky. His previous work includes a wide spectrum of beats and formats ranging from tech-savvy urban planning initiatives to hands-on gadget reviews.

Abby Braden

Editorial Coordinator

TechnologyAdvice | Webopedia

Abby Braden is an award-winning writer and editor for websites such as,, and, where she covers technology trends and enterprise and SMB project management platforms. When she’s not writing about technology, she enjoys giving too many treats to her dog and coaching part-time at her local gym.

Jenn Fulmer

Content Writer

TechnologyAdvice | IT Business Edge | Baseline Magazine

Jenn Fulmer is a content writer for TechnologyAdvice, IT Business Edge, and Baseline currently based in Lexington, KY. Using detailed, research-based content, she aims to help businesses find the technology they need to maximize their success and protect their data.

Jenna Phipps

Junior Content Writer

Webopedia | Enterprise Storage Forum

Jenna Phipps is a contributor for websites such as and Enterprise Storage Forum. She writes about information technology security, networking, and data storage. Jenna lives in Nashville, TN.

Sam Ingalls

Marketing Content Writer

Webopedia | ServerWatch | eSecurityPlanet | Channel Insider

Sam Ingalls is a content writer and researcher covering enterprise technology, IT trends, and network security for,,, and

Kaiti Norton

Marketing Content Writer

Webopedia | eSecurityPlanet | Small Business Computing

Kaiti Norton is a Nashville-based Content Writer for TechnologyAdvice, a full-service B2B media company. She is passionate about helping brands build genuine connections with their customers through relatable, research-based content. When she's not writing about technology, she's sharing her musings about fashion, cats, books, and skincare on her blog.

Veronica Combs

Senior Writer


Veronica Combs is a senior writer at TechRepublic. For more than 10 years, she has covered technology, healthcare, and business strategy. In addition to her writing and editing expertise, she has managed small and large teams at startups and established companies. She also led AIR Louisville, a three-year digital health project focused on asthma. Veronica also was the editor of MedCity News for three years.

Shelby Hiter

Marketing Content Writer

CIO Insight | Datamation | Enterprise Networking Planet

Shelby Hiter is a marketing content writer with more than five years of experience in writing and editing, focusing on healthcare, technology, data, enterprise IT, and technology marketing. She currently writes for three different digital publications in the technology industry: Datamation, Enterprise Networking Planet, and CIO Insight. When she’s not writing, Shelby loves finding group trivia events with friends, cross stitching decorations for her home, reading too many novels, and turning her puppy into a social media influencer.

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