Veronica Ann Belmont (born July 21, 1982) is an online media
personality. She was formerly the co-host of the
Tekzilla alongside Patrick Norton. Veronica was the co-host of the
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
2.5 Sword and Laser
2.7 Voice Acting
2.8 BBC America
3 References and notes
4 External links
At the time of Belmont's birth, her mother was a vice president at
Coleco. Belmont went to school at
Conard High School
Conard High School in West
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.
Belmont interviewing representatives of NYU's Interactive
Telecommunications Program at Etech 2008.
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
CNET TV on July 25, 2007, in the iPhone vs Nokia N95 edition
CNET on July 20, 2007 to join Mahalo. She hosted and
produced her own podcast called
Mahalo Daily covering subjects of her
choosing. Her first video was an interview with
Leeroy Jenkins at
BlizzCon 2007. On April 2, 2008, Belmont announced that she would
Mahalo Daily within two weeks. This was reported by TV
Week on April 3, 2008.
Marian Call at
On April 9, 2008,
Revision3 announced that Belmont would be joining
Revision3 staff as co-host of Tekzilla By May 2008, she became
Tekzilla Daily Tip.
October 2, 2012 Belmont began hosting Fact or Fictional. A short
format show on Revision3's new
YouTube channel techfeed. The show
examines technology from popular fictional media and determines if the
technology is/could be real. On November 12, 2013, Belmont said
Tekzilla and Revision3.
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. On October 19, 2011 she announced via
her blog that she would be stepping down as host.
Sword and Laser
On October 16, 2007, Belmont started co-hosting a podcast with Tom
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
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 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. Over 30 episodes were produced.
On October 30, 2011,
Leo Laporte announced on This Week in Tech (TWiT)
Veronica Belmont would cohost TWiT's upcoming gaming show with
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,
In 2010's Fallout New Vegas, she was the voice of Light Switch 01,
Light Switch 02, Stealth Suit Mk II and Christine Royce.
Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers premiered on March 18, 2013 on BBC
America. Veronica is one of the co-hosts/testers who tests the
latest gadgets in outrageous and extreme ways.
Belmont appears on various shows on the FrogPants Podcast network.
Starting June, 2017 Veronica started hosting the IRL Podcast by
References and notes
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 Archived August
8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
^ Moving on to new projects -
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
Revision3 Launches Tech Feed" (Press release). Revision3.
2012-10-08. Retrieved 2013-03-19. Fact or Fictional with Veronica
^ "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,
^ "Sword and Laser - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved
^ "Gizmodo: Gadget Testers". BBC America. Archived from the original
on March 1, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
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