David Kesmodel is an editor for the Wall Street Journal, where he oversees agriculture coverage. He previously wrote about the alcohol, tobacco and food industries. In his 15-year journalism career, he has written for a variety of newspapers, including the Herald-Times in his hometown of Bloomington, Ind., and Denver's Rocky Mountain News. He has degrees from Indiana University and the University of Missouri.
A former technology reporter for the Journal's online edition, David stumbled onto the new boom in Internet domain names in 2005 when a colleague shared an intriguing press release about a $1 million domain sale. David left WSJ.com in 2006 to write his book on domain-name investors. (While working on the book, he authored a domain blog.) He returned to the company in 2007. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughters.