Born in Chicago, Tim Pool is an award-winning journalist and media innovator. He is currently the Director of Media Innovation at Fusion, a joint venture between ABC and Univision.In 2011, his 21-hour live video marathon during the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York earned him international recognition. Since then, he has been a pioneer in social media journalism and mobile reporting. Tim worked at Vice, where his breaking news content from the Ukraine, Turkey, Brazil, Ferguson, and Thailand helped launch Vice News. Tim’s reporting is interactive and participatory because of his extensive use of social media. He won a #Journalist Shorty Award in 2013 for “using social media to share breaking news and provide real-time answers to real-world questions.” In 2014, he co-founded Tagg.ly, an app that lets journalists and mobile creators copyright their videos and photos.
Tim is active on Instagram, Vine, Livestream, and other platforms. He used Reddit AMAs during Ferguson and Kyev in 2014, and he is known for using new technology in journalism such as Google Glass, drones, and live streaming platforms from his mobile phone.