Brett Larson

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Brett Larson
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Brett Larson (born March, Pleasanton, California) is an Emmy Award winning reporter. His career has covered all aspects of broadcast: radio, television and internet. He used to be anchoring radio news at, 1010 WINS (AM) in New York, and can be heard on the Fox News Radio Network across the United States. Up until July 17, 2012 he was heard anchoring the afternoon from 3 PM - 8 PM on FM News 101.9; however WEMP changed its' format to alternative music on July 17, 2012.

Larson also heads, "Brett Larson Media" which produces and presents technology related programs that air on several television stations and internet sites.

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Television

Tech TV

From 2001-2003 he worked for TechTV[1], a 24-hour cable and satellite channel based in San Francisco, California. The show featured news and programs about computers, technology, and the Internet. Larson mostly appeared on, "Call For Help" doing the show's "Mac Tip of the Day". In 2004, TechTV merged with the G4 gaming channel which ultimately dissolved TechTV programming.

CBS and Fox

In 2003 he moved to New York to become the technology and science correspondent with WCBS-TV. While there, he appeared regularly on, CBS 2 News This Morning, The CBS Evening News and The Early Show.
From 2007 to 2009, Larson was with WNYW-TV, FOX 5 in New York City. His on-air assignments covered a wide range of subjects [2] but he specialized in environmental and technology reports. It was here that he created the interactive web show, Good Day Live Online which followed Fox 5's, Good Day New York every weekday.

High Tech Toys for the Holidays

In 2004, Larson took over the hosting duties for, High Tech Toys for the Holidays, a nationally syndicated program that annually showcases the very latest tech gadgets in time for the holiday shopping season. The show continues to gain audience and currently ranks first or second place for its time slot in almost every market nationwide.

Other Broadcast

  • In January, 2011, he contributed a technology segment to the new, Early Show[3] on CBS.
  • He appears regularly on syndicated show Toni On! which airs on Tribune Stations. He also writes a tech focused blog for the, Toni On! website [4]

Radio

Larson's radio career started at a small radio while he was attending San Francisco City College. He then moved on to stations in Reno (Magic 95.5), San Francisco (K-BIG 98.1, K101 and KFRC 99.7) and, San Jose (KBAY 94.5).
He was heard anchoring the news at, FM News 101.9 in New York and FM News 101.1 in Chicago up until July 17, 2012, as both stations changed their formats on this day.

Internet

  • He hosts the internet program,KillerApp's, which can be seen at KillerApps.tv and on DirecTV.
  • While at Fox 5 New York, Larson produced and hosted, Good Day Live[5][6] an interactive, on-line web show that followed, Good Day New York every morning. This show produced unique segments and guest interviews plus it allowed viewers to ask questions and comment on-line with celebrities such as Liza Minnelli and Justin Bieber who had appeared earlier on Good Day.
  • In 2005, Larson briefly hosted, about.com's Gadget blog.[1]

Print

Larson worked as an assistant editor for "Macworld" magazine from 1999-2001. Along with writing a weekly column, he also made appearances on TechTV on behalf of the magazine. In 2001 he left the publication to become the, "Mac and Apple" authority at TechTV.

Personal

  • Larson has also performed stand-up comedy at Carolines on Broadway in New York City.
  • He made a special appearance as a maitre d' on ABC's All My Children
  • Larson received his Emmy Award for his CBS story on the 50th anniversary of color television.

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