Tech News 2Night
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|Tech News 2Night|
|Hosted by||Sarah Lane (2014-15)
Megan Morrone (2015)
|Length||10 minutes +/-|
|No. of episodes||130|
|Debut||January 13, 2014|
|End date||Dec 31, 2015|
Tech News 2Night, or TN2 for short, is a podcast that gives a daily summary of technology news stories since the morning broadcast of Tech News Today (TWiT's morning news show) and also covering news stories of the day. The podcast, which the network calls a "netcast", is one of several from the TWiT Network. The show premiered on January 13, 2014, and features guest journalists who report the news. It was originally hosted by a list of rotating co-anchors for the first 20 episodes of the show.
Tech News 2Night was started by Lisa Kentzell (TWiT's CEO) and Leo Laporte who both wanted an evening version of Tech News Today that was briefer and gave a summary of the stories not covered during the morning broadcast. They mentioned that they were starting an evening news show during the Inside TWiT episode for October 16, 2013. The show was hosted by Sarah Lane until January 2015 until Lane left the TWiT network to accept a position as executive video producer at TechCrunch. Megan Morrone replaced her the following week. Episode one of TN2 appeared on January 13, 2014. Tech News 2Night is shown through a live video feed along with many of the rest of the TWiT network shows. All previous shows are archived at the show's website.
The show's format is similar to that of the show Tech News Today, featuring a discussion about a news story with a journalist. Sometimes the guest will have written the story.
Former host rotation
The show originally had rotating anchors running the show. This was replaced in favor of "dividing and conquering" as Mike Elgan said at the end of Lane's last Tech News Today episode. Lane later hosted the show before she took over the Tech News 2Night operation; the former nightly host rotation had previously been Mike Elgan, Fr. Robert Ballecer SJ, Lane, Jason Howell and Shannon Morse.
Lisa Kentzell unceremoniously cancelled the show on Dec 14, 2015, less than a week after letting TWiT's News Director Mike Elgan go.
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