About 

  • Jacob Krol is a Tech and Electronics Editor for CNN Underscored, CNN's shopping guide for the best in style, tech, health and travel. In his role, he's tasked with testing all sorts of gadgets, writing reviews, hunting the best deals and crafting stories on whatever is new in tech. He's been at CNN Underscored since December of 2017, and previously interned at CNN.

    Prior to joining CNN Underscored, Krol was a Tech Writer at Mashable where he wrote reviews, breaking news stories, how-to pieces and more. Additionally, he appeared weekly on their podcast and show "Technically Speaking." Krol also founded and ran NJTechReviews, an online technology blog, from when he was 14 years old until 2018.

    A New Jersey native, Krol holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communication with a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. While in school, he interned at CNET, Fox News, CNN, and CNBC.