Monday, January 19, 2015
RIP Erik Lanigan
I first saw Erik when he was working in the background at TWiT when it was at the Cottage. When he started as a TD on Tech News Today and Late Night Tech he made me feel like his "best friend" with his genuine delivery and wonderful charismatic projection. It was an honor to follow his career from TWiT to GFQ to BTN. I am not without powers of observation and it was obvious the two "major personalities" on TWiT at the time were fearful of Erik's talent and it showed in their subtle comments. Thank you Andrew Zarian for your keen observation of great talent such as Eriks. I am truly honored to have been a behind the scenes supporter of GFQ at that time. The tears and sadness are surprising me as to how Erik's broadcast presence could command such a loyal feeling in my heart for his work. I want to thank Erik's family for fostering such a great son and public friend. He will truly be missed in "our family".