Tom Merritt Profile

Tom MerrittTom is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. He and Brian Brushwood are known for teaming up to bring people the news they need to watch what they want when they want and how they want it.

Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, and book club with Veronica Belmont. He also hosts several other independent podcasts.

From 2010 until 2013, Tom hosted the award-winning Tech News Today and weekly cord-cutting show Frame Rate, both of which he created, developed and produced.

From 2004 until 2010 Tom was executive editor for CNET TV at He hosted the daily Buzz Out Loud podcast and a weekly how-to show called The Real Deal. In addition, Tom hosted regular segments on CNET TV like Top 5, How-to, Hacks, and more.

Tom served as executive producer for TechTV’s website until 2004. He started at ZDTV as Producer of The Screen Savers website in 1999.

Tom has run since 1996. It is a collection of Web experiments including SuBBrilliant News, a parody news blog, and the East Meets West podcast which features Roger Chang.

You’ll also find Tom as a guest or interviewed as an expert on many TV, radio and Internet shows like ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Radio, NPR, This Week in Tech, The Phileas Club and more.

Some of Tom’s past, present and future productions:
Current Geek
Sword and Laser
Tech News Today (ending Dec. 31)
FSL Tonight
It’s A Thing
KFWB Radio
The Morning Stream
TenState Comic Book
Lot Beta (Novel)
Geek and Sundry (Sword and Laser only)
CBS Interactive
Buzz Out Loud
CNET Top 5
The Screen Savers
Call for Help
Half Price Books

Has appeared as a guest on:
Good Morning America

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