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Tom Merritt (born June 28, 1970) in Greenville, Illinois is an Executive Editor for CNET and the developer and co-host of CNET networks' daily podcast Buzz Out Loud along with Molly Wood. He is known as "The Segue King" for his renowned ability to craft clever transitions between news stories. He is also the author of CNET's "The Real Deal", a regular column & podcast dealing with consumer technology. He also co-hosts CNET Live with fellow editor Brian Cooley. Image File history File links TomMerrit. ... Image File history File links TomMerrit. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greenville is a city located in Bond County, Illinois. ... Editor has four major senses: Print media There are various levels of editorial positions in publishing. ... CNET Networks, Inc. ... The BOL Logo From a T-Shirt Buzz Out Loud is a daily podcast about tech related subjects, produced by CNET. Affectionately abbreviated BOL by fans, and known by their tagline as CNETs podcast of indeterminate length (or CNET.coms podcast of indeterminate length), the show stars CNET... Molly Wood (born May 23, 1975) is an executive editor at CNET.com and previously a writer for Associated Press, MacHome Journal magazine, and OReilly Media. ...

Merritt's education includes a BS in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduate work in communications at the University of Texas at Austin. Tom first started in radio in 1986 as a DJ for WGEL, a country music station located in Greenville, Illinois. After a few more jobs in radio and reporting, Tom served in 1993 as an intern for National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." From 1993 to 1999 he lived in Austin, Texas and completed a number of freelance projects. He wrote and acted in a theatrical play called "Attack of the Mindless Alien Hosts from Outer Space" and wrote two e-published novels. He also performed Frank Sinatra songs on-stage with musician Jennifer Cook. From 1999 to 2004 Merritt worked for TechTV in San Francisco as an Executive Web Producer. He also served as a radio host with TechTV until 2003. Tom Merritt started his current job with CNET in 2004. He has a website that includes his full professional experience. Merritt also has a podcast with Roger Chang called East Meets West, which deal with various issues such as technology, sports, and politics. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... TechTV is also the name of a closed-circuit television network based in Ruston, Louisiana TechTV (May 11, 1998 – May 28, 2004) was a 24-hour cable and satellite channel based in San Francisco, California featuring news and shows about computers, technology, and the Internet. ... Roger Chang was a segment producer and on-air contributor for TechTV. He appeared regularly on Call for Help, and sometimes filled in for host Leo Laporte. ... East Meets West is a podcast hosted by Tom Merritt and Roger Chang. ...

In February 2006, Merritt appeared on This Week In Tech as a guest host. Merritt is married to Eileen Rivera and they live in the San Francisco Bay Area. . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

Merritt is an avid baseball fan, subscribing to DirecTv's MLB Extra Innings package, MLB.tv, and XM satellite radio, for the video and audio broadcasts of baseball games. A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... “XM” redirects here. ...

Tom was a pirate on the Mississippi River from 1983 to 1987 along with Nancy Malen.


External links

  • Tom Merritt's personal homepage
  • The Real Deal column
  • The Real Deal podcast
  • East Meets West podcast
  • SubBrilliant News
  • IMDb Listing



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