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Molly Wood is an executive editor at and previously a writer for Associated Press, MacHome Journal magazine, and O'Reilly Media. Wood is a full time host on the Buzz Out Loud podcast with Brian Tong as well as the "Gadgettes"[1] podcast with Kelly Morrison. Wood also hosts a video news show called "The Buzz Report," a quirky technology video news column that is published weekly, and the "CNET Mailbag"(discontinued as of February 9th 2010), where she answers viewer e-mail with her own personal style.. She has appeared in more mainstream media such as Regis and Kelly, CNBC's On the Money and NBC's Today Show.

On January 14, 2009, Wood announced in a CNET Forums post that she would no longer be a daily host for Buzz Out Loud. She announced that she will become a once-weekly guest host. In this post, Wood cited a need for change as her reasoning for her new role.[2]

On February 1, 2010, Wood announced that she would return as daily co host for Buzz Out Loud beginning monday February 8. [3].


Wood hails from Bismarck, North Dakota. She has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a minor 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, Montana'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.

On the September 2nd 2005 episode of Buzz out loud, she famously stated that a potential "iTunes phone" sounded lame and predicted it would be a flop.

Molly Wood hates Wednesdays! But she loves Fridays!

She used to be married to Justin Eckhouse [2] and currently lives in the Oakland Hills area [4]. 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.

It has recently been reported that Molly Wood is currently sporting a mullet. This was reported on Leo Laporte's This Week in Tech (TWiT) podcast, and confirmed by John C Dvorak ([5]. Although this is in jest as they were teasing Molly for not appearing in the program.

Molly's Gadget List

Molly has frequently promised to buy various gadgets, but rarely goes on to actually purchase them.[6]

Guest appearances

Molly has been a guest on:

See also


  1. (2006-05-27)"CNET launches Podcast Central". The Online Reporter (494): 10. Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
  2. Wood, Molly. Moving on to one day a week, 2009-01-14.
  3. Wood, Molly. [1], 2010-02-01.
  4. Buzz Out Loud 563: AMD's Three-Legged Chip (18 September 2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  5. Molly Wood's Buzz Me blog. Retrieved on 2007-12-05.
  6. Molly's Gadget List
  7. dvinson (2007-01-15). Attack of the Show: Blog, January 15, 2007. Attack of the Show: Blog. G4TV. Retrieved on 2007-10-15. “Molly Wood, the Executive Editor from C-Net join us tonight at 7PM to discuss!”
  8. dvinson (2007-02-06). Attack of the Show: Blog, February 6, 2007. Attack of the Show: Blog. G4TV. Retrieved on 2007-10-15. “Tonight on The Loop, our experts Mark McClusky from Wired and Molly Wood from C-Net will be discussing the future of YouTube.”
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