Ina Fried is an American writer and a broadcast journalist. Ina completed her graduate studies from Miami University in Ohio. She started her career as a senior editor for "All Things Digital’’, and later as a senior staff writer for CNET news. Fried is a commentator on technology news on the national public radio. She makes news which is mostly about wireless issues and devices. She has also worked as an actress in Rocky Jr.
Ina Fried covered news for Bridge News before joining CNET. She has also worked as a writer at Orange County Business Journal and Orange County Register. Ina spent three years at AllThingsD.com, a leading mobile coverage, and worked as co-producer of the "D: Dive Into" mobile conference. There is no information revealed about her personal life and relationships.
Early Life Of Ina Fried
Ina Fried was born on 17 December 1974 in the United States.
She is best known for playing the role of Rocky's son; a child actor Rocky Jr in the 1982 movie 'Rocky III'. She played the voice character in the 1982 movie The Secret of NIHM as Timothy.
She performed in a number of TV series and movies in guest roles including Silver Spoons, V, Different Strokes, Cagney and Lacey, Alice, Newhart, The Wonder Years, and a recurring role on St. Elsewhere.
Ina Fried's Career
Fried is currently working for Axios as a writer. Axios Media hired Fried as a longtime tech reporter Fried as its chief tech correspondent in San Francisco.
She covered Microsoft related stories in the CNET blog named 'Beyond Binary' and a personal technology writer from 2000 to November 2010.
Meanwhile, she's also dedicated as a writer for All Things Digital covering the Mobile beat.
Before being the part of CNET in 2000, she worked for the Orange County Business Journal, 'the Orange County Register' and Bridge News.
Not only a writer Fried is a board member, national secretary and national vice president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).
She is known among her fans for conducting an exclusive interview with CEO Steve Jobs and other Apple executives. The interview was basically focused on the iPhone location tracking controversy.
Ina Fried's Awards And Achievements
Fried was praised with a Women's Distinguished Service Award and a Distinguished Service Award at the 2008 NLGJA national convention in Washington, D.C. after her retirement from the NLGJA National Board.
She is the winner of NewsBios/TJFR award: NewsBios/TJFR "30 Most Influential Business Journalists Under 30."[ from three times. She won the Western Publications Association for Outstanding Editorial Content's Maggie Award.
In 2003, she grabbed the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism: Deadline Reporting for reporting about vulnerable technology and the MSBlast virus spread.
She was included in the 2014 and 2017 lists of 'The 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media' in Advocate magazine.
Ina Fried's Net Worth
Fried has a huge net worth and salary. Details about her fortune is still under review.
Ina Fried's Personal Life
Fried, the veteran technology reporter is very open about her status as a transgender woman. Previously known as Ian Fried, she transitioned from male to female and began using the byline 'Ina Fried'.
Her CNET blog is titled 'Beyond Binary'. She claims that she's a female but some people refuses the fact and a Wikipedia user frequently changed the pronoun from 'she' to 'he' back in 2008.
During an interview, she explained,
"I worked as a male for 10 years and I'd been at my job at CNET for three or four years when I transitioned there."
She has now been vocal about her transition from male to female. She shared in a CNET article that:
"In the real world, I changed my gender from male to female a few years back and haven't looked back. But on Wikipedia, my pronouns seem to be changing all the time. In the last few weeks, there's been a debate as to whether 'he' or 'she' should be used on my page with different volunteer editors taking opposite positions on whether I am entitled to use female pronouns. After several days of being 'he' on Wikipedia, I was pleased Thursday to see that my pronouns had reverted back to the gender with which I identify."
She's very proud to be what she's and making her name for something beyond just being a transgender.
"It's still fairly rare for transgender people to be in the media for things other than being transgender. Thankfully, that's starting to change. One of the great joys I have is being able to go on CNBC to talk about Windows 10 like I did this morning."
Further, she mentioned that her work and the LGBT issues often overlap. She writes about the technologies and also about the LGBT issues dealing the two different things in a different way without affecting any of the parts.
Fried is still unmarried and has no children at present. She's still single.