Thanks for stopping by Neha Tiwari Pvt. Ltd! Pull up a chair and stay a while. But first, let me introduce myself.
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area four years after my parents immigrated to America from North India. Since English was not my first language, it was always something I wanted to understand; I saw language as the key to culture. Writing soon became my strongest subject in school and I discovered it was a major outlet.
I know that some people fall into their line of work, but that was not the case for me. I was first exposed to the dynamic field of production through a live news crew at a local festival when I was in fourth grade. I was instantly mesmerized and knew that media was where I needed to be! While in college, I discovered that mainstream media was far too bland for my likes and that I needed something more specific, more nerdy. Luckily, I discovered my passion for tech journalism my junior year as an intern at TechTV. After graduating from UC Berkeley, I had the fantastic opportunity to work for News.com at CNET in San Francisco. While there, I sharpened my producing skills and hosted videos centered around tech products, websites, and culture. Post CNET, I moved on to Revision 3, where I produced a number of segments, shows, and also contributed as on-camera talent. After that, I was a producer, writer, and co-host at Ziff Davis and Mevio for two of their live hour-long weekly shows.
With content creation as my background, I became interested in the business, monetization and analytics involved in online video. I wanted to move behind the camera and join management as I saw that as the way to most impact online video. I actively started pursuing opportunities that provided a cutting-edge environment and growth. At Justin.tv, I managed partner relations, live production and broadcast implementation up to the birth of Twitch.tv. At IGN Entertainment, I started as the manager of video strategy, business, operations and content partnerships for IGN Video. I then moved on to build the eSports video division (IGN Pro League) from the ground up, which was later acquired by Blizzard Entertainment.
In 2013, I joined CBS Interactive Games as the Executive Producer for GameSpot. Recently, I was promoted to the Director of Video Programming and Strategy. As the Head of Video, I manage a large global team, content strategy, live events, partnerships, sales custom content, production, budgets and operations. It continues to be a welcome challenge and I love the passionate, creative environment.
As you may suspect, I am committed to many of the pillars of geekdom: Star Trek, Star Wars, and yes, I do have a comic book collection. I love DIY crafting, tabletop games, reading, decorating, cooking, watching movies, collecting vinyl, listening to music, binge watching TV shows, discovering new sour beers and spending time with my husband -- on our couch or traveling around the world together.
I've been blogging here since 2007, and I have grown up on the internet (before that was more of a common thing.) I usually share my thoughts in 140 characters or less these days, but hope that this site serves as a way to get to know me better. Thanks for stopping by!
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