Bogus Buzz! Joanne Colan Reportedly Leaving Rocketboom

May 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

Rocketboom host Joanne Colan is leaving the show, according to a report in Valleywag:

According to a source at the Creative Artists Agency, host Joanne Colan is leaving Rocketboom, one of the Internet’s first prominent news videoblogs. During her tenure, Colan never managed to transform the show (directed by creator Andrew Baron) from a quirky but inscrutable cult favorite into a mainstream online news source. Nor did she achieve the same web fame as her predecessor Amanda Congdon, who left a job with last year.

If history is any guide, expect show creator Andrew Baron to search for a new host via Craigslist.

Update: Andrew Baron set us straight in the coments – saying that this is just a Valleywag rumor.

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5 Responses to “Bogus Buzz! Joanne Colan Reportedly Leaving Rocketboom”

  1. Andrew Baron says:

    No, this is just a rumor by Valley Wag. Feel free to contact us at Rocketboom if you ever have any questions.

  2. James Lewin says:

    Thanks for the feedback Andrew!

  3. Mike says:

    Wow….why the rumor? I think Joanne is great on Rocketboom!

  4. Eric says:

    Unless something happens right in front of them, I’ve found ValleyWag to be pretty undependable for news. Although if you want a nice, heaping helping of “snark,” they’re a great choice.

  5. Chris Green says:

    This story might have been 11 months early, but it has now happened. Rocketboom confirmed on April 17th 2009 that Joanne has indeed left the show.

    No news on who is replacing her yet.

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