VERONICA ANN BELMONT (born July 21, 1982) is an online media
personality. She was formerly the co-host of the
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
* 1 Background
* 2 Career
* 2.2 Mahalo
* 2.4 Qore
* 2.5 Sword and Laser
* 2.6 TWiT.TV
* 2.7 Voice Acting
* 2.9 FrogPants
* 2.10 IRL
* 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 in West
Hartford, CT before attending
Emerson College , in
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
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
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 be
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 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
Tech News Today fame. As the name implies,
it is strictly about science-fiction and fantasy books and debuted
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 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
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* ^ "
Buzz Out Loud
Buzz Out Loud 1588: loved the show". CBS Interactive. 5 April
2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
* ^ Growing Up Geek: Veronica Belmont,
Veronica Belmont Fast Facts from Mahalo
* ^ http://www.cnettv.com
* ^ 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
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 - News
* ^ "
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.