Veteran Telecom Journalist Carol Wilson to Join Light Reading

Oct 9, 2009

TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network (, the leading research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, today announced that Carol Wilson, one of the highest-profile journalists in the telecom business, will be joining Light Reading as Chief Editor, Events.

Wilson, who as Editor-in-Chief at Telephony Online and Connected Planet (formerly Telephony) at Penton Business Media manages a staff of six and writes daily for that site, is one of the most recognized and quoted journalists in the communications industry. She'll be joining Light Reading on Oct. 26, where she will be driving all live and virtual event content for Light Reading's worldwide conferences and expos, as well as writing and reporting breaking news and analysis for, by far the largest telecom news and analysis Website.

"We are very excited to have Carol Wilson join our team of industry-leading journalists," said Joseph Braue, Group Director and SVP of Light Reading. "As an integrated media company, we provide the perfect platform for Carol to create and drive industry-leading content on our site in multiple formats -- written reports, video, podcasts, Webinars -- as well as our live events and our new virtual tradeshows, which are the largest in the communications industry.

"In addition, Carol in her new role will be able to use her unparalleled knowledge of the telecom industry business and technology to create new content products and services that meet the needs of both our communications service provider readership and the vendor community that serves it."

  Wilson will be based in her office in Skokie, Illinois.

  About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

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