The Info List - Veronica Belmont

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Veronica Ann Belmont (born July 21, 1982) is an online media personality. She was formerly the co-host of the Revision3
show Tekzilla
alongside Patrick Norton. Veronica was the co-host of the former TWiT.tv
gaming show Game On! along with Brian Brushwood, and the former host of the monthly PlayStation 3-based video on demand program Qore. Additionally, she was the host for the Mahalo Daily podcast and a producer and associate editor for CNET
Networks, Inc. where she produced, engineered, and co-hosted the podcast Buzz Out Loud.[1]


1 Background 2 Career

2.1 CNET 2.2 Mahalo 2.3 Revision3 2.4 Qore 2.5 Sword and Laser 2.6 TWiT.TV 2.7 Voice Acting 2.8 BBC America 2.9 FrogPants 2.10 IRL

3 References and notes 4 External links

Background[edit] At the time of Belmont's birth, her mother was a vice president at Coleco.[2] Belmont went to school at Conard High School
Conard High School
in West Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
before attending Emerson College, in Boston, Massachusetts, to study audio production and new media studies. After graduation in 2004, she worked briefly in Boston
and eventually secured an internship at CNET. Belmont resides in San Francisco, California
with her husband, former Engadget
editor Ryan Block.[3] Career[edit]

Belmont interviewing representatives of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program at Etech 2008.

CNET[edit] Belmont started as an intern producing audio content for CNET Networks. She was hired full-time six months later to produce their "First Look from the Labs" series, and also began producing Buzz Out Loud. Originally she was the sound engineer and producer of the show, but her role on the podcast grew substantially. She began to inject her own commentary, and was acknowledged as an official co-host in August 2006. She also was the producer and co-host of two more CNET podcasts called MP3 Insider and CRAVE Gadget Blog, which were both co-hosted by James Kim. Belmont made her video debut on CNET
on April 6, 2006, on an Insider Secrets segment titled "Give your PC a Mac-over". Since then, she has hosted videos from Maker Faire, CES, and South by Southwest. She was also the host of the Prizefight series. She appeared for the final time in CNET
TV on July 25, 2007, in the iPhone vs Nokia N95 edition of Prizefight".[4] Mahalo[edit] Belmont left CNET
on July 20, 2007 to join Mahalo.[5] She hosted and produced her own podcast called Mahalo Daily
Mahalo Daily
covering subjects of her choosing. Her first video was an interview with Leeroy Jenkins
Leeroy Jenkins
at BlizzCon
2007.[6] On April 2, 2008, Belmont announced that she would be leaving Mahalo Daily
Mahalo Daily
within two weeks.[7] This was reported by TV Week on April 3, 2008.[8] Revision3[edit]

Belmont with Marian Call
Marian Call
at ComicCon

On April 9, 2008, Revision3
announced that Belmont would be joining the Revision3
staff as co-host of Tekzilla[9] By May 2008, she became host of Tekzilla
Daily Tip. October 2, 2012 Belmont began hosting Fact or Fictional. A short format show on Revision3's new YouTube
channel techfeed.[10] The show examines technology from popular fictional media and determines if the technology is/could be real. On November 12, 2013, Belmont said farewell to Tekzilla
and Revision3.[11] Qore[edit] In June 2008, Sony Computer Entertainment
Sony Computer Entertainment
announced a new subscription-based "monthly lifestyle gaming program" called Qore that would be hosted by Belmont.[12] On October 19, 2011 she announced via her blog that she would be stepping down as host.[13] Sword and Laser[edit] On October 16, 2007, Belmont started co-hosting a podcast with Tom Merritt of CNET
and TWIT's Tech News Today
Tech News Today
fame. As the name implies, it is strictly about science-fiction and fantasy books and debuted with Neuromancer
by William Gibson. Prior to the creation of the podcast, it was a book club in forum form. This format lasted through the first 3 books, which were, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card
and American Gods
American Gods
by Neil Gaiman, with the subsequent creation of the podcast. From 2012 to 2013, a video incarnation of the show ran on Felicia Day's Geek & Sundry.[14] Over 30 episodes were produced. TWiT.TV[edit] On October 30, 2011, Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
announced on This Week in Tech (TWiT) that Veronica Belmont
Veronica Belmont
would cohost TWiT's upcoming gaming show with Brian Brushwood
Brian Brushwood
called Game On!. The show's first official episode aired January 15, 2012 at 6:00pm Pacific time on a live webcast in the TWiT network. The last episode of the show was uploaded on April 9, 2012. Voice Acting[edit] In 2010's Fallout New Vegas, she was the voice of Light Switch 01, Light Switch 02, Stealth Suit Mk II and Christine Royce. BBC America[edit] Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers premiered on March 18, 2013 on BBC America.[15] Veronica is one of the co-hosts/testers who tests the latest gadgets in outrageous and extreme ways. FrogPants[edit] Belmont appears on various shows on the FrogPants Podcast network. IRL[edit] Starting June, 2017 Veronica started hosting the IRL Podcast by Mozilla. References and notes[edit]

^ " Buzz Out Loud
Buzz Out Loud
1588: loved the show". CBS Interactive. 5 April 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.  ^ "Growing Up Geek: Veronica Belmont". Retrieved 4 October 2017.  ^ "Inside". Retrieved 4 October 2017.  ^ "Videos - CNET". Cnettv.com. Retrieved 2017-10-04.  ^ Belmont, Veronica (2007-07-10). "Big (early) announcement day!". Retrieved 2007-11-14. So, this announcement is coming sooner than I expected, but a little birdie was set loose into the blogosphere today, so here we are! It’s true, I’m leaving CNET
to work full-time for Mahalo, producing a daily video show.  ^ Veronica Belmont » Interview: Leeroy Jenkins
Leeroy Jenkins
Archived August 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Moving on to new projects - Veronica Belmont
Veronica Belmont
Archived April 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Belmont Says Aloha to 'Mahalo' - TVWeek". www.tvweek.com. Retrieved 4 October 2017.  ^ " Revision3
says "aloha" to internet superstar Veronica Belmont" (Press release). Revision3. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-04-11. She will bring that same genius to Revision3, where she will co-host Tekzilla  ^ " Revision3
Launches Tech Feed" (Press release). Revision3. 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2013-03-19. Fact or Fictional with Veronica Belmont  ^ http://blog.revision3.com/2013/11/12/veronica-belmont-says-farewell-to-tekzilla-and-revision3/ ^ "PSN subscription-based Qore features exclusive content" (Press release). ars technica. 2008-06-03.  ^ Belmont, Veronica (October 2011). "On to the next adventure!". Archived from the original on October 21, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011.  ^ "Sword and Laser - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28.  ^ "Gizmodo: Gadget Testers". BBC America. Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 

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