Caitlin Hill has replaced Joanne Colan as the new anchor of Rocketboom. Rocketboom launched in October 2004, as a daily news program, which quickly grew in popularity and was hailed as the next great Internet sensation (Where have I heard that before?). Joanne Colan herself replaced original Rocketboom host and co-owner Amanda Congdon, who abruptly left in 2006 after a dispute with fellow co-founder and current Rocketboom producer Andrew Baron. Originally inteneded only to be a substitute host, Colan's wit and sexy British accent proved popular with Rocketboom's audience. Colan announced last week that she would be leaving Rocketboom to follow the always vague 'other pursuits.' Apparently, filming a 3 minute video a day leaves little time for other things.
Caitlin Hill stepped in as the new host on Monday. Hill an Australian native living in New York, I guess Andrew Baron likes his girls with accents, began her rise to Internet fame by posting her first video in response to an episode of lonelygirl15, in August 2006, and subsiquently went on to become one of YouTube's most popular vloggers.