NYT’s tech columnist Wood to join Marketplace
New York Times tech columnist Molly Wood has been hired to become host and senior tech correspondent for the public radio show “Marketplace.”
Wood, who is deputy technology editor at the Times, will start April 13.
Wood writes on her blog:
I’ll continue to be based in San Francisco, but I’ll be the backup host for the Marketplace properties: the afternoon show with Kai Ryssdal, the Morning Report with David Brancaccio, the Tech show with the wonderful Ben Johnson (who got me into this mess) and the Weekend show with Lizzie O’Leary.
When I’m not doing that, I’ll be delivering feature reports on Silicon Valley and the tech industry.
And I could not be more thrilled and excited.
Those of you who know Marketplace know why! The show is funny, witty, smart, and my favorite thing: profoundly interesting. It’s my honor to get to be one of the voices in such a unique and valuable portfolio.
Those of you who know me know why I couldn’t resist going there. I love radio. I love audio, the medium. I think audio is the great underestimated medium of our time. It’s so intimate – it literally whispers in your ear. It’s portable, it’s where you are whatever you’re doing. It’s with you in the car, at the gym, on your bike, out in the woods with your earphones in.
Wood previously was executive editor of CNET.com. She also worked at the Associated Press.