Reporter, Business Desk
Dara Kerr is a tech reporter for NPR. She examines the choices tech companies make and the influence they wield over our lives and society.
Kerr came to NPR from The Markup, where she covered labor at tech companies. She investigated the risks that Uber and Lyft drivers take — and the lack of protection the tech companies provide them. She also reported on big tech lobbying and the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation on Facebook.
Before The Markup, Kerr reported for CNET News. Her daily coverage ranged from Airbnb's regulatory battles to self-driving cars to the proliferation of lab-grown meat. While at CNET, Kerr traveled the length of the Texas-Mexico border to report on how surveillance technology is used throughout the region. She also went to Brazil to write about how one Amazonian tribe is using technology to fight deforestation.
Kerr is originally from Colorado and spent several years living in Latin America. She's based in the Bay Area.