At The Wall Street Journal (1989-2002), Zachary wrote more than 80 page-one articles. In the year 2000, he was described by The Boston Globe as “the single most interesting journalist of all the [Wall Street Journal’s] 700-plus highly-talented reporters.”
Prior to working at the Journal, Zachary covered Silicon Valley at the San Jose Mercury News. Earlier, he worked as a reporter for a trio of important alternative weekly newspapers: the Willamette Week of Portland, Oregon; the worker-owned News & Review of Santa Barbara, California; and the Berkeley Barb, where he was a member of the last staff of this legendary Bay Area newspaper. Zachary also worked as a writer and editor for Time Inc.'s Business 2.0 magazine.
Since the start of his publishing career in the late 1970s, Zachary has contributed to many newspapers and magazines.