David Talbot is an American progressive journalist, author and media executive. He is the founder, former CEO and editor-in-chief of one of the first web magazines, Salon.
Talbot founded Salon in 1995, when the web was still in its infancy. The magazine gained a large following and broke several major national stories. It was described by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Net’s “few genuine must-reads”.
Since leaving Salon, Talbot has researched and written on the Kennedy assassination and other areas of what he calls “hidden history”.