Tom Merritt & Molly Wood co-host "Buzz Out Loud" Cnet's podcast of indeterminate length.
Tom Merritt connects with the CNET audience by showing them how to get the most out of their consumer electronic and personal technology purchases, whether it's through the top-rated podcast Buzz Out Loud, CNET newsletters, or help-and-how-to videos. With 20 years of experience in journalism and media, Tom is an expert at demystifying tech jargon and helping consumers find the excitement and usefulness in their tech gear.
Before CNET, Tom worked at TechTV where he was the executive Web producer and a radio host. Other projects at TechTV included co-hosting an instructional video, How to Build a Website, and producing TechTV's Top 20 Gifts TV show in November 2002. Tom has been featured in several media outlets including CNN, San Francisco's ABC affiliate KGO-7 and CBS affiliate KPIX-5, Los Angeles' NBC affiliate KNBC, Austin, Texas' KVUE ABC affiliate, NPR's Marketplace Morning Report, and Wall Street Journal This Morning Radio.
Molly Wood uses her expertise and passion for the world of technology for ruthless analysis in column, blog, podcast, and video form. As host of the Buzz Report video, Molly provides a fresh and funny perspective on the latest consumer electronic products to hit the market, as well as commentary on the stories and development that she thinks are truly buzz worthy. She is also co-host of Buzz Out Loud, CNET's "podcast of indeterminate length," which entertains listeners with a funny and skeptical take on the day's technology news. Her other podcast,Gadgettes, is proof that girls can be geeks, too.
Before joining CNET in 2000, Molly was senior associate editor at MacHome Journal, where she wrote and edited Macintosh-specific product reviews, news, features, and trend stories. Prior to that, Molly was a reporter and editor at the Associated Press, where she assigned, wrote, and edited state, national, and international news.
Molly's expertise and quick wit is sought out by media outlets nationwide. She is a frequent guest on CNBC'sPower Lunch and On the Money where she offers commentary on new product launches and tech news. She also does a weekly Tech Tuesday segment for Atlanta, Georgia's Dave FM radio's "All Access with Barnes & Firfer," where she is known as the "gadget authority." Molly's other recent media appearances include MSNBC,The Montel Williams Show, NPR's Marketplace Weekend Report, CNN Radio, MarketWatch Radio, San Francisco's KGO/ABC TV, G4, and numerous other local television affiliates throughout the country.