A Break for Julie Jacobson

CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson is going to taste her own biophilic medicine for a while, and then focus on wellness and the smart home going forward.

A Break for Julie Jacobson

CE Pro founding editor and accidental biophiliac Julie Jacobson is taking a break after 27 years, rediscovering the great outdoors, and mapping out new wellness initiatives for the smart-home channel.

I need a break. So I’m taking a break … for the first time in 26 years since we launched CE Pro. I’ll finish out 2019 as usual, but then step back from day-to-day CE Pro business and reporting-as-usual in the new year and beyond.

I’ll take a real live break in January, skipping CES for the first time in 27 years, but I’ll still be hosting CE Pro’s annual CES Preview Webinar on January 2, 2020. (Make sure we have your CES news!)

You haven’t heard the last of me, though. After this year, I’ll work on select projects for CE Pro (wellness in particular) that I find particularly rewarding. I’ve also got a few projects and experiences of my own that I want to pursue. A good long hike sounds nice, and I’ve always wanted to learn how to build stuff. Somewhere out there is a mid-century modern home that wants me to renovate it.

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You’ll continue to find my industry musings on CEPro.com every so often, but my smiling face won’t grace our email newsletter and monthly print publication like it used to. You’ll catch me loitering around a few industry events but mostly you’ll see other familiar faces from the CE Pro editorial team, including Jason Knott, Arlen Schweiger and Bob Archer.

CE Pro, meanwhile, will bring in a fresh new face or two to keep us at the top of our game.

It has been an incredible privilege and mostly a complete blast working with this industry, my terrific colleagues, and the amazing friends I’ve made over the decades.

CE Pro is in great hands with our veteran team, as well as the fantastic group at Emerald Expo that has elevated our organization to way beyond where we could have gone alone.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this amazing ride.

You can continue to contact me through normal channels.

Julie Jacobson

READ: Co-Founder Julie Jacobson: CE Pro is Psyched to be Acquired by Emerald Expositions (2018)

About the Author

Julie Jacobson
Julie Jacobson:

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson