Kevin McKean

About Kevin McKean

Board Advisory Committee Member

Kevin McKean is a journalist, editor and publishing manager with a proven track record for creating smart, compelling media products. Kevin has served as senior editorial officer for Consumer Reports and PC World, CEO at Infoworld, executive editor at, founding editor of the website, and as a science/medical writer for Discover magazine and The Associated Press – where, among other topics, he reported on the first implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in the early 1980s. These days, Kevin works as an editorial and publishing advisor, with special expertise in digital and mobile business models. And he continues to write occasionally on a freelance basis, typically about medicine, business, technology or social issues.

Three fun facts:

  • One of his first jobs was as all-night police reporter for City News Bureau of Chicago, working out of the old Central Police Headquarters on South State Street
  • He is an active amateur beekeeper, and serves as Treasurer of the San Francisco Beekeepers Association
  • He can do a passable imitation of alligator calls from the Florida swamps