The San Francisco Examiner has hired Ben Pimentel as a senior technology reporter.
He will start Dec. 19.
Pimentel has spent the last two years at Protocol, the tech news site started by Politico that is shutting.
“I will be covering pretty much everything I reported on for Protocol — crypto, fintech, blockchain — and the broader tech industry,” he wrote on LinkedIn.
Pimentel previously covered enterprise technology and Silicon Valley, focusing on major players in corporate IT and trends shaping the industry, including cloud computing, AI, blockchain, and software-as-a-service for Business Insider.
He previously was head of content and communications at BlueVine in San Francisco.
Pimentel has also worked at NerdWallet as a writer covering small business and as a tech reporter for MarketWatch.com. He also covered tech for the San Francisco Chronicle.