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You may reach any of Light Reading's editorial staff by simply going to www.lightreading/firstname. So, for instance, you'd visit to learn about our beloved mascot, Larry the Light Reading Attack Monkey.

General email address for all editorial staff:

Le Maistre Ray Le Maistre
Editor-in-Chief (London)
+44 (0)1372 800 585

  • International news
  • Test and measurement
  • Service provider IT (SPIT), including OSS, BSS, SDPs, cloud enablement
  • Optical networking equipment
  • Coffee, sweet treats, movies (particularly 1960s/1970s) and soccer

  • Ray's latest postings

    Matsumoto Craig Matsumoto
    Managing Editor (San Jose)

  • Carrier routing and switching
  • Carrier Ethernet access, transport, and demarcation equipment
  • Software-defined networking
  • Optical components
  • Network processors and communications semiconductors

  • Craig's latest postings

    Kaur Gagandeep Kaur
    Editor, Light Reading India (New Delhi)
    +91-11-23765551 x120

  • India
  • Not Indiana

  • Gagandeep's latest postings

    Larry Larry
    Attack Monkey (Bronx)

  • Primate matters
  • Drunkenness
  • Religion (includes holy war, hypocrisy, dumb ideas)
  • Politics (includes holy war, hypocrisy, dumb ideas)
  • The march of science!
  • Stupidity (regional focus includes Texas, Florida, and Wales)
  • Haggis
  • Hasselhoff

  • Larry's latest rantings "As with the ape who becomes more ridiculous the more he dresses like a person, so do fools become more ridiculous the more they seek to pass as sensible." – Heinrich Heine

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    General email address for all editorial staff:

    Dan Dan Jones
    Site Editor (New York)

  • LTE, WiMax, and wireless broadband
  • Wireless infrastructure
  • Wireless handsets and operating systems

  • Dan's latest postings

    Dan Sarah Reedy
    Contributing Editor (Chicago)

  • Network optimization advances
  • The evolution of 4G
  • Mobile network security
  • Small cells
  • Carrier WiFi

  • Sarah's latest postings

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    General email address for all editorial staff:

    LR Cable Logo Light Reading Cable Editor
    Position to be filled shortly - for any cable news tips, please contact

    Founders Emeritus

    Stephen Saunders
    Founder, ex-President; current Senior Conternal Insultant, CMP Technology

    Saunders began his publishing career in 1984 as a van boy (n., Chiefly Brit.: a boy who rides on a van) for BBC Publications, delivering its Radio Times magazine in the East End of London. For the next nine years he held a succession of low-paid and menial positions, before being plucked from obscurity by Light Reading cofounder Peter "Fagin" Heywood, who hired him as his editorial assistant/gopher at Data Communications magazine. As the other editors left, fell sick, were imprisoned, or died, Saunders ascended to the tippy top of Data Communications' editorial masthead – whence he promptly crashed when, in 1999, CMP bought the magazine and shut it down. Saunders and his mentor then created Light Reading, chaperoning it to great heights of trade publishing success until, in a massive dose of irony, it was acquired by CMP in September of 2005. Formerly the President of Light Reading, Saunders continues to serve as a Senior Internal Consultant for CMP, which basically means early retirement. He holds an utterly worthless joint honors degree in English Literature and Drama from Hull University.

    Heywood Peter Heywood
    Founding Editor; Old Fogey

    Light Reading's "Prime Mover," Peter created the company out of thin air and, in collaboration with his protégé Stephen Saunders, shepherded it to fame, glory, and the enevitable buyout by the "old media" powerhouse CMP. Prior to founding Light Reading, Peter worked as a journalist for 20 years. During the 1990s, he was an executive editor at Data Communications, a magazine which won numerous awards for its high-quality coverage of enterprise networking. Before switching to journalism, Peter worked as a civil engineer for ten years. Peter has now retired from daily duties at Light Reading, though we can't seem to get rid of him completely. He currently lives outside of London, in a house with its own name, where his twilight years will be devoted to breeding racing snails and giant, man-eating Venus flytraps – with which he hopes, one day, to conquer the world.

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