Morgan Webb, TechTV/G4 star and FHM gaming columnist, today launches a daily video show called WebbAlert where she rattles off the big tech and gaming news of the day, pointing to relevant takes from the blogosphere.
Webb has the on-screen and off-screen chops to make a show, so she’s bootstrapping it with her husband Rob Reid, a writer and entrepreneur who formerly ran Listen.com — shooting and editing the show with a teleprompter her dad built and she coded. They have signed Federated Media to sell ads (which it also does for this and other GigaOM sites) and are using Castfire to host video. Meanwhile, Webb will continue to host gaming show X-Play for G4.
WebbAlert is short and snappy, with Webb introducing her viewers to the Techmeme-style conversation we tech bloggers all obsess over — finding the concentrations of the day’s conversations. And it doesn’t look particularly DIY either, with plenty of newscast-style animation. Webb helpfully makes her show text-friendly by providing links to all the stories she mentions, though I am disappointed it does not have comments.