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People are getting antsy this summer! Sources tell us this afternoon that PC Magazine editor in chief Jim Louderback has left to become the new CEO of Revision3, and CNET host Veronica Belmont has left to make video for Jason Calacanis’ search startup Mahalo. Belmont is […]

People are getting antsy this summer! Sources tell us this afternoon that PC Magazine editor in chief Jim Louderback has left to become the new CEO of Revision3, and CNET host Veronica Belmont has left to make video for Jason Calacanis’ search startup Mahalo.

Belmont is leaving an associate editor position at CNET where she hosts audio and video shows Buzz Out Loud and Crave. She confirmed the switch before getting on a flight to Los Angeles this afternoon.

Jay Adelson had previously been CEO of both Revision3 and Digg; he will now be CEO of only Digg. Valleywag is calling Louderback’s departure a firing (and also saying CNET axed its video team) but we’re hearing the opposite.

See Belmont and Louderback in action in the videos below:

  1. Video startups get veterans to jump « Scobleizer Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    [...] I was just reading feeds and posting the best to my link blog when this came through Google Reader: Old Media Jumping to New Media. Wow, Jim Louderback (pictured above at [...]

  2. daily.gigaom Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    [...] Asides Two of my favorite peeps, Veronica Belmont and Jim Louderback, both have new gigs. Veronica going to Mahalo and Jim to Revision 3. They are both two talented to stay stationary. [...]

  3. Good. Jim and Veronica were too good to be stuck at old media companies that are moving, in my opinion, too slowly to keep up with the geekery surge happening right now. I hope all goes well for them.

  4. Jim Louderback out at PC Mag | The Media Drop Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    [...] is out, with Lance Ulanoff taking on the EIC role. Liz Gannes is reporting that Louderback is joining Revision3, but that hasn’t been confirmed elsewhere. No official word from anyone else re: [...]

  5. Jeremy Pepper Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    Couldn’t happen to two nicer people, whom I have had the pleasure of working with.

    And, well, it harkens back to the great early days of ZDTV for Jim. Is Grace going to come back also (inside joke for Jim).

  6. Veronica Belmont » Big (early) announcement day! Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    [...] this announcement is coming sooner than I expected, but a little birdie was set loose into the blogosphere today, so here we are! It’s true, I’m leaving CNET to work full-time for Mahalo, [...]

  7. David Ulevitch Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    Since when is CNET the old media? Maybe they aren’t the newest, but they aren’t the old media.

  8. Out of the Box » Blog Archive » Congratulations, Jim, Veronica and Lance Wednesday, July 11, 2007

    [...] ntentially don’t spend too much time talking about people here at The Box, but just picked up from NewTeeVee that Jm Louderback will be leaving PC Magazine and Ziff Davis to rejoin former TechTV colleague [...]

  9. Aha! I was waiting for someone to leave that comment. I think the case could be argued either way.

  10. Super Video Heroes: Louderbeck and Belmont Leave Respective News Outfits Wednesday, July 11, 2007

    [...] Old Media Jumping to New Media [NewTeeVee] tr { border: 0px } td { cellborder: 10px} table { border: 1px solid black } [...]

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