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Molly Kristin Wood (born May 23, 1975) is an executive editor at CNET.com and previously a writer for Associated Press, MacHome Journal magazine, and O'Reilly Media. Wood hosts the the "Gadgettes" podcast with Kelly Morrison; "The Buzz Report", a quirky technology video news column that is published weekly; and "CNET Mailbag", a viewers' mail show. She has appeared in mainstream media shows such as Regis and Kelly and CNBC's On the Money and is a former daily co-host of the Buzz Out Loud podcast with Tom Merritt.
Wood hails from Bismarck, North Dakota. She has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a major in French from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. During her senior year (June 1996 - May 1997) she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the The Montana Kaimin, the daily student newspaper of the University of Montana. Upon graduation, she took a job as a reporter at The Missoulian, Missoula's daily newspaper. In July 1997, she joined the Associated Press, handling a variety of both general news and sports stories in the western US.
She was married to Justin Eckhouse but later divorced him . She currently lives in the Oakland Hills area . In December 2006, Molly announced during a podcast that she was expecting a baby. Wood gave birth to a baby boy named "Eli" on March 2, 2007. Wood returned to work on July 9, 2007 after three months of maternity leave.
In January 2008, Wood's hairstyle became the subject of a meme-like legacy among the technology-podcast listener community. The controversy originated with a comment by John C. Dvorak on the This Week in Tech podcast, who described Wood's hairstyle as a 'Mullet'.
On January 15, 2009, Wood announced that, due to other CNET projects, she was resigning as daily co-host of Buzz Out Loud, reducing her role to that of guest co-host on Mondays only. Following her departure Natalie Del Conte stepped in to fill the spot on Buzz Out Loud.
After Buzz Out Loud was cancelled on April 5th 2012, Wood begun a new show on CNET called Always On, which is a pre-recorded show filmed with segments consisting of product reviews, tech news and tests.
- TWiT Episodes
- Buzz Report Column and Video
- Buzz Out Loud
- The Gadgettes
- The Culture of Ownership(Molly Wood's Personal Blog)
- Molly Wood's Second Personal Blog
Ported from Wikipedia on February 23, 2009