Molly Wood

Molly Wood is a host and senior tech correspondent at Marketplace, the public radio show produced and distributed by American Public Media.

Previously, she was a personal technology columnist for the New York Times, where she wrote in print and online about the trends and technologies that are changing the daily lives of real people, and produced a video series to drive the point home.

Prior to the Times, Molly was an executive editor at CNET, where she created, hosted and served as executive producer of Always On with Molly Wood, a broadcast-quality technology reviews and news show. She also authored the always controversial Molly Rants column at CNET News, for which she was a 2012 National Magazine Award finalist for commentary.

Molly was an online media pioneer: she co-created and hosted CNET’s flagship podcast, Buzz Out Loud, which was one of the first well-known tech podcasts on the web. She also created and hosted the Buzz Report, a tech news show that debuted in 2005 and was, for a time, the web’s longest-running weekly video series. But she’s done almost all forms of media, from print to books to magazines to wire services to video, TV and radio.

Molly is a recognized technology expert who appears regularly on national media regularly. She has has built a strong brand with humor and sarcasm mixed with genuine and often outraged consumer advocacy. With more than 95,000 Twitter followers and more than 500,000 followers on Google Plus, Molly has a loyal and engaged fan base, and communicates with them regularly.

She’s a regular speaker at conferences and executive events, ranging from the Consumer Electronics Show, where she has co-hosted CNET’s flagship Next Big Thing Supersession for six years, interviewing such standouts as Eric Schmidt, Mark Cuban, and David Pogue. She is a sought-after panelist, moderator, and interviewer and also sits on the advisory board of the ad:tech digital marketing conference.