Dale Dougherty is one of the co-founders of O’Reilly Media. While not at the company in its earliest stages as a technical documentation consulting company, Dale was instrumental in the development of O’Reilly’s publishing business. He is the author of the O’Reilly book sed & awk. Since 2017, Dougherty has been under fire for harassment of Naomi Wu.
Dougherty was the founder, in 1993, and publisher of the Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first web portal and the first site on the internet to be supported by advertising.