Xeni Jardin Biography, Television, Family, Age, and Twitter

Xeni Jardin Biography

Xeni Jardin, born Jennifer Hamm, is an American weblogger, digital media commentator, and tech culture journalist. She is best known as a co-editor for the collaborative weblog, Boing Boing. She also is, most notably, a contributor for The Wired Magazine and Wired News, as well as a correspondent to the National Public Radio show titled Day to Day.

Xeni Jardin Family

Xeni Jardin was born on the 5th of August 1970 to Glenn B. Hamm Jr, a well-known artist and author of the art instruction book, “Painting the nude.” She has one brother Carl M. Hamm, a Virginia-based DJ. with the stage name “DJ. Carlito.” Although her birth name is Jennifer Hamm, she prefers the name, Xeni Jardin. Xeni in full is “Xeniflores” whereas the name Jardin means garden. She left their home at age 14 and dropped her initial name.

Xeni Jardin Career

As Editor

Before venturing into journalism, she worked at a travel agency called ‘Traveltrust’ as a site editor. After this, she moved on to become a Supervisor of Enterprise Web Technology at an American law firm called ‘Latham & Watkins’. Later, she left this job to work at an internet calendaring startup called ‘Quaartz’.

Xeni’s career in journalism began in 1999. At the time, she was associated with Jason Calacanis’s Silicon Alley Reporter. At first, she was a contributing editor, then late the vice president of Silicon Alley’s parent company, Rising Tide Studios. In 2001, she added onto that with freelance writing for Wired as well as other magazines. The year after, she began contributing to Boing Boing after the weblog’s co-owner, Mark Frauenfelder met her at a party and invited her to take on the role of a co-editor.

She has also written pieces that were opposite the editorial page for The New York Times as well as the Los Angeles Times.

Television and Radio

In 2003, she began contributing to the Xeni Tech segment for NPR’s show called Day to Day. She has also made appearances on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and ABC World News Tonight and featured on the BBC Radio 5 show Pods and Blogs discussing her work at Boing Boing. She also hosted as acted as the executive producer of Boing Boing Video series. Apart from technology and culture, Xeni has also been covering the aftermath and devastation that come about due to the Guatemalan Civil War since 2007.

She served as the executive producer of the SPAMasterpiece Theater web series in 2008. The series features a dramatization of email spam. On the 1st of December 2011, she live-blogged her first mammogram. She got treated and recovered fully and has since advocated for the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, she became one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

She resigned from its board in 2016 after undergoing a dispute with Julian Assange regarding the relations between Wikileaks and the Trump campaign. She, however, claimed that she only left due to health issues.

A close-up of Xeni Jardin

Xeni Jardin Twitter

Xeni Jardin Instagram