BSI junior named one of Forbes' "30 under 30"

UMSI Bachelor of Science in Information senior Mark Gurman broke stories on the development of the Apple iPad, new iPhone designs and the arrival of Siri—all while he was still in high school.

Now a senior editor at 9to5Mac.com (http://9to5mac.com/), where he has covered Apple and other topics in the technology industry for the past five years, Gurman has become one of the most well-known Apple reporters, with his scoops cited in publications like The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News.

In 2015, Forbes magazine took notice of Gurman’s accomplishments, naming him to its fourth annual “30 under 30” list in the media category. The list, released by Forbes on Jan. 5 and appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 19 issue, recognizes entrepreneurs, innovators and other honorees with noteworthy backgrounds and ideas who are all under the age of 30. 

At 20, Gurman was the youngest person highlighted in the media category, which includes a mix of authors, social media innovators, website founders, and television executives, among other professions. 

Known for his ability to gather insider knowledge to break some of the industry’s biggest news, Gurman has led the reporting on many of Apple’s most high-profile products and initiatives introduced over the past decade. 

He reported many of the features included with Apple’s iOS 7 iPhone and iPad operating system, shared the first photos of the iPhone 5 and iPad Air, and uncovered formative details on Apple’s health and wearable efforts.

Gurman’s latest scoops came in early January, as he reported on the features of a new MacBook Air that Apple is preparing for a potential summer 2015 release. He also uncovered details about the Apple Watch, reporting that the company is finishing work on the software and is on track to ship the product to the United States in March 2015.

Prior to being named to Forbes’ “30 under 30” list, Gurman had been recognized by a number of other publications. He was named one of Wired’s top 16 people to follow in technology and one of Time Magazine’s top 25 bloggers of 2013. Business Insider included Gurman in its list of the 17 most impressive students at the University of Michigan and also named him one of the top 100 tech people on Twitter.

Posted January 8, 2015