Alan covers the evolution of transportation and the intersection of autos, tech and Silicon Valley for Forbes. He is based in Los Angeles, the U.S. capital of cars and congestion, and has chronicled the global auto industry and advanced vehicle tech for more than two decades.
Alan joined Forbes after a stint as Chief Communications Officer for TrueCar, a NASDAQ-listed online car-shopping service. Prior to that, he was a senior transportation reporter and editor for Bloomberg News for 15 years, initially in Tokyo before a transfer to Los Angeles.
His fascination with cutting-edge transportation was stoked by a dozen years in Japan. There he worked in equity research departments for two brokerages, was a staff writer and editor for the Asahi Evening News and Tokyo Journal, edited broadcast copy for NHK’s Radio Japan, and was (briefly) a BusinessWeek correspondent.