Steinberg, Gene

Gene Steinberg is a writer and broadcaster, with an interest in UFOs and the paranormal. He is the host of the Paracast.


Gene Steinberg (Host/Executive Producer) Gene Steinberg is an award-winning journalist who first discovered the magic of writing while still a teenager. He edited his own science fiction and New Age fanzine, and began writing a science fiction novel about an Earth man who finds himself in an unknown land faced with life-threatening situations.

Over the years, Gene also developed a strong interest in UFOs and other paranormal phenomena, and wrote and edited a number of commentaries on the subject. In fact, during the time he worked as a radio broadcaster, covering a traditional news beat, he was still exploring the paranormal on the side, with the kind indulgence (or benign neglect) of his employers.

In 1984 Gene began to work on the original Apple Macintosh personal computer and never looked back. Over the next few years, Gene finally decided to follow his dream and become a full-time writer, but he also devoted extra time to work as a computer software/systems consultant partly to provide material for his books and magazine articles.

Gene has written over 30 books on computers and the Internet, plus hundreds of articles for such industry publications as MacAddict, MacHome, MacUser, Macworld and Computer Shopper. He has also written features for Gannett News Service,, and CNET. His computer news and support Web site, The Tech Night Owl, receives tens of thousands of regular visitors each day.

His investigative feature for CNET, 'Death of a PC Vendor II,' won a 'Maggie' award as the Best Online Article by the Western Publications Association.

And now Gene has also returned to his original profession, radio. Debuting in 2002, The Tech Night Owl LIVE reaches tens of thousands of technology fans with news and commentary about Macs and personal technology (by vincent at dress head). In 2006, he become involved in the world of the paranormal once again, as co-creator of The Paracast, which has become what listeners call 'the gold standard' of paranormal radio.