Veteran telecom journalist J. Sharpe Smith will join Inside Towers as Technology Editor. Previously, Smith served as Senior Editor for AGL eDigest for over 13 years and as AGL’s Director of Programming for wireless infrastructure seminars.
“We are thrilled to have Sharpe as a part of our team,” said Inside Towers Managing Editor Jim Fryer. “Not only have I considered him to be one of the top reporters in our industry, but have valued his friendship as well over the years. He joins a terrific group of journalists with Leslie Stimson, Washington Bureau Chief, John Celantano, Business Editor, and Martha DeGrasse, Contributing Analyst. This collection of talent is unequalled in the telecom world and Sharpe will bring depth and perspective to an already established product.”
“We’re excited to welcome Sharpe Smith to the Inside Towers team,” said Co-Publisher Eddie Esserman, “Sharpe’s writing, reputation and connections in our wheelhouse will enhance Inside Towers as the first read for wireless infrastructure professionals every morning with his contributions.”
“We are honored to have Sharpe join the family,” said Co-Publisher George Reed. “His body of work has earned a reputation within the industry as a top drawer expert. We’re thrilled with this news and looking forward to working with him.”
Smith has been writing about wireless communications for 31 years, since he began working with Phillips Publishing in 1989. Along the way, he had stints as a public relations and government relations professional with CTIA and the Enterprise Wireless Alliance. A graduate of the University of Kansas with a BS in Journalism, Smith has been a long-time resident of Des Moines, Iowa.
Smith will be taking a well-deserved three-week vacation before starting his tenure at Inside Towers.