Dave Winer has the news that Joanne Colan has been confirmed by Andrew Baron to be the new host of Rocketboom. Actually, she’s merely the interim host, but I can’t see Baron landing a former MTV VJ and not keeping her on board — especially one with a British accent.
Colan begins her new gig with tomorrow’s edition of Rocketboom. Is Rocketboom bigger than two people, as Dave stated? Joanne doesn’t even have a Wikipedia entry, which is highly surprising. That won’t last long.
Oh, and BIG surpise that Dave managed to compare his blog to Rocketboom, huh? Some people will take every opportunity available to give themselves props.
In related news, Amanda Congdon has signed with the Endeavor Agency. Endeavor is one of the most highly-respected talent agencies in the field, and Amanda joins a roster that includes Adam Sandler, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, Martin Scorsese, Jude Law and more. My guess is that her signing with Endeavor puts an end to any talk that she might accept Jason’s offer, and her focus will be on television and Hollywood. Goodbye, Amanda — we internet geeks hardly knew ye.