John Shinal Copy URL Embed / Widget Suggested Hashtags John Shinal wiki John Shinal bio John Shinal net worth John Shinal age John Shinal married QR Code John Shinal John Shinal Gender Male Ethnicity White / Caucasian Nationality United States Location San Francisco, California  Occupation Journalist  College Penn State University (1983-1985)  John Shinal is an American journalist based in San Francisco, California . He is a technology reporter at CNBC .    Education Shinal graduated from St. Mary's University with a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Arts . He also received a Master's degree in communication studies from the same university.  Career He currently covers internet companies, including Google and Facebook , and their impact on consumers, advertisers, and investors for CNBC.  Shinal has written for USA Today , Dow Jones MarketWatch, Businessweek , and San Francisco Chronicle .