Will Shanklin began writing for online-tech publications a decade ago, starting as a lowly unpaid staffer and moving up to editing positions. He spent five years building a thriving mobile-tech space from scratch at a publication with millions of readers. A longtime lover of Apple products, he's excited to focus on them exclusively at AppleInsider.
Nobody has ever accused Will of being conventional, and his career reflects that. Before writing about gadgets, he spent his 20s working in theatre. He graduated as one of seven students from UC Irvine's world-renowned MFA program. He later played a supporting role for an Oscar-nominated director, opposite a Steppenwolf Theatre company member, in a world-premiere production. He also starred in some cheesy commercials that he hopes are lost to history. Storytelling is Will's common denominator.
He currently lives in Albuquerque, NM, breaking bad on nature trails, breweries, and reggae concerts (during non-pandemic times).