Currently a reporter writing blog posts and feature stories for the Microsoft News Center, Athima Chansanchai was before that a technical writer at Microsoft (Word for iPad) and a daily contributor to’s Tech-Sci blogs, writing about consumer tech and editing posts on all the section’s blogs and wire content. She did so as founder/President of Tima Media, after almost 10 years as a reporter and editor at the Seattle P-I and The Baltimore Sun. She’s also been a columnist for (“DigiGirl”) and worked at The Village Voice. Follow her on Twitter: @TimaMedia.

Until March 2009, Athima was a reporter with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She stayed with the paper until the end, covering news features on Seattle's sub-and-pop cultures. For almost two years, she wrote for, where you'd find her blog posts five days a week in the Tech & Science section, under Technolog, Gadgetbox, Digital Life (TODAY) and In-Game. She was also an editor/web producer for the section.

She was previously a freelance columnist for writing about consumer electronics as "DigiGirl." In the years since the print P-I's closure, she took on on a number of freelance projects, including press releases, outlining marketing campaigns, teaching media access workshops to non-profits, writing more than 1000 trivia questions in 5 weeks, editing a book and continuing to write freelance articles. Her company, Tima Media, handled these and other projects.

Before moving to Seattle in 2005, she was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun for five years covering courts, police and municipal government. She began her journalism career at the Village Voice in New York after receiving a Master's degree from Stanford's journalism program. She was also a longtime member of the Asian American Journalists Association's national board of directors and National Secretary. She is currently vice president and treasurer of the Society of Professional Journalists' Western Washington Pro Chapter.

If you're wondering how her name is pronounced, listen to her say it.

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