Brian Tong Wiki, Age, Fired, Net Worth, Gay
CNET’s Brian Tong used to work in retail at Apple. After working for three years in the flagship store at Palo Alto, he left the job to work at STIR TV in 2003.
Since then, he went onto make a name for himself as an expert in Apple, Google, geek culture, and technology.
Brian was born in April 1981 at Dallas, TX. Courtesy of his birthday, he boasts the birth sign, Aries.
The guy, who holds American nationality, was born into a family of Chinese ethnicity. However, he considers himself more of an island boy as his mom’s family is from Hawaii.
After beginning his hosting journey at STIR TV, Brian quit the job four years later and worked as sales production manager at Spec Products. However, after grueling for three years on the job, he got a significant opportunity.
In 2008, he joined CBS Interactive's CNET and worked there as on-air talent and senior editor. His work on Apple products increased his profile, and people loved his tech reviews on the network.
However, people were left surprised when Brian announced to leave the organization on Twitter on 13 March 2018.
Many thought the talented host got fired. However, he revealed that he had wanted to do something of his own for a long time. Thus, he left his beloved job after working for eleven long years.
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Even though he left the network career, his work on informing people about technology didn’t end there.
Now, he works on the YouTube channel, Brian Tong and shares information on everything related to geek culture and technology, which also include the tech giants Apple and Google.
While following his passion, Brian makes an average $2K - $32.7K per year, which is in contrast to his salary of $66,561 as senior editor. However, he has a Patreon account, which also helps him in adding the net worth.
Is Brian Gay? Relationship Details
Despite the rumors about his gay sexuality, Brian, who has a height over 6 feet, has proved to be straight. On 21st June 2012, he cleared the air about his sexual orientation and added that he was an ally of LGBTQI to support his gay fans.
Well, there was another evidence to support his claim.
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The proof in question was Brian’s relationship with his girlfriend, Shanna Mendiola. The pair’s dating relationship can be dated back to 2014 according to the former CNET host’s Twitter.
Brian Tong clicks a selfie with girlfriend Shanna Mendiola while attending BTS concert at Rose Bowl Stadium on 5th May 2019 (Photo: Brian Tong's Instagram)
Shanna is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist for NBC4’s weekday morning newscast. The pair share the sweetest relationship. She is often seen mingling with Brian’s extended family.
As the family is also involved, fans cannot help but, wonder if the pair will get married. However, the lovely couple is yet to get engaged.