Emmy-award winning television personality and RIT graduate Katie Linendoll will receive an SVForum Visionary Award next month.
The Visionary Awards celebrate Silicon Valley leaders in technology, education, venture capital and entrepreneurship. Linendoll ’05 (information technology) joins past honorees including Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Carly Fiorina and Steve Wozniak.
Linendoll is known for her first-look technology stories and gadget roundups. A writer and contributor for the Today show, Linendoll also regularly contributes to NBCNews.com and recently completed filming two series for Popular Science. She is the former host of All Access Weekly on Spike TV and A&E’s We Mean Business. Linendoll has also written for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN.com, Marie Claire, Shape Magazine, CNNcom and CBS.com.
“It has been truly rewarding to share with my audiences the amazing innovations and thought leaders that stem from Silicon Valley,” she said in a statement. “I'm deeply honored that SVForum has recognized my accomplishments, and I’m honored to be in the company of such phenomenal leaders.”
This year’s honorees also include Tony Fadell, founder and CEO of Nest; David Kelley, founder of the IDEO design firm and Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design; and Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder of 23andMe.