Tom Abate is a writer and business man.
A former small press publisher, he studied for a Master's Degree in Journalism at Columbia University where, in 1991, he won a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.
Tom has worked in San Francisco newspapers since 1992, covering science, technology, biotechnology and economics. From 1980 through 1990, he co-founded a now-defunct typography firm and an alternative paper, the Northcoast Journal, still published (under new ownership) in Arcata, California.
A Brooklyn native and U.S. Navy veteran, Tom studied political science and Mandarin Chinese at UC Berkeley, where he edited the campus paper, The Daily Californian. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two sons.