Molly Wood, the executive editor at tech news site CNET, has resigned and is leaving after 13 years.
Wood writes, “I’ll be pursuing independent projects that I’m extremely excited about. More details on that will be forthcoming, and you can check my blog, TheMolly, for more.
“I’ve had an incredible and, looking back, incredibly long journey at CNET. I think it’s never been stronger — whether with new pursuits like Appliances and the Spanish-language sites or its sterling cast of reviewers, reporters, and the TV team. I’m proud to call these people my friends and colleagues, and I’m excited to watch and support this remarkable brand from afar.
“I never intended to become a tech journalist. I studied journalism at the University of Montana and had dreams of being a foreign correspondent, or of moving to D.C. to take over Helen Thomas’ chair at the White House. I went to work for the Associated Press, where I covered all kinds of crazy hard news and a little sports writing, too.
“And although I loved news, I didn’t love the hours, the lonely late nights in the newsroom, and the depressing stories. So, when a friend needed a roommate in Oakland in 1999, I packed up my truck and I drove to California. I got a job at MacHome Journal, where I got a crash course in tech reporting. I attended my first MacWorld, got mesmerized by Steve Jobs, reviewed the iMac DV, and discovered that I’d been dating nerdy boys for a reason. I was a geek, deep down inside.”
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