So I got a lot of questions about me joining CNET and leaving TWiT. I’ll answer them here. Also, thank you to everyone for the well wishes. It’s definitely appreciated.
This post is regularly updated. Last Update: December 31st
Are you leaving TWiT and why?
Yes, I am no longer part of TWiT. I thoroughly enjoyed working at TWiT and it was a dream come true to work with such an amazing team of people. I sincerely thank everyone there for the opportunities afforded to me, their friendship, and mentorship. I wish TWiT nothing but the best and continued success.
I’m headed to CNET because I wanted to try something new. I’ve been a lifelong CNET fan and an opportunity arose that I couldn’t pass up.
What will you be doing at CNET?
I will officially be a Senior Associate Editor and I’ll edit the front page of CNET.com starting in January of 2014.
Will you be doing videos for CNET?
That’s not in the job description, but we’ve talked about it. So maybe?
Will you be doing videos anywhere else?
Yup. I plan to continue hosting HotHardware.com’s Two and a Half Geeks. I’ve also got a couple of ideas for some new shows (and I’m thinking of reviving some old shows with your help). You might see me on my own or working with those Guys From Queens (since I’m a guy from Queens as well).
Is “This Old Nerd” coming back?
I’m exploring the feasibility of that.
Do you know you sound just like Ron Richards from “All About Android?”
Yes, I do. It was a startling revelation that should have spurred an Image Comic.
When is your last day at TWiT?
My last live appearance was December 18th, 2013.
Did you get fired?
No. No one fired me. I left on my own.
Why didn’t you show up on Tom’s last TNT?
I asked to be a part of the episode, but was not allowed to appear beyond a recording.
How is Liz taking this move?
Here’s her response, “It will be sad to not work with Iyaz daily but I’m happy and proud for the opportunity he has been given with CNET.”
Will you provide us with updates?
You can ask me questions on Twitter and I’ll update this post.