Taylor Lorenz is a technology reporter for The New York Times covering social media creators, internet culture, memes, gaming and more. She was previously a technology reporter at The Atlantic and The Daily Beast. In 2020, Taylor was named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 list. Adweek included her on their "2020 Young Influentials Who Are Shaping Media, Marketing and Tech" list. In 2021, Business Insider named her on its list of the most influential technology reporters working today. Taylor attended the University of Colorado, Boulder as an undergraduate where she studied political science.