Darley Newman is an exceptional multi-talented professional who has successfully established her career in various roles within the realms of television production, videography, editing, directing, writing, and hosting. With her remarkable skill set and passion for exploration, she has become renowned as the host, creator, and producer of captivating travel shows such as “Travels with Darley” and “Equitrekking.” These shows have garnered widespread acclaim and are available on esteemed platforms such as PBS, Amazon Prime, Ovation TV’s Journy, Verizon Digital, and international networks across more than 85 countries.
During my second conversation with Darley on the show, we delved into an array of fascinating topics as we caught up on her latest ventures. Notably, she is preparing to unveil the highly anticipated Season 10 of “Travels with Darley” on PBS this month, presenting viewers with an array of exhilarating new episodes. Having extensively traveled to numerous states and countries, Darley possesses a unique perspective that enables her to eloquently discuss both business travel and personal vacations.
One captivating aspect of our conversation revolved around Darley’s passion for researching new locations and her meticulous process for selecting the next destination to feature. Despite the imminent release of Season 10, Darley is already engrossed in planning for Season 11, demonstrating her unwavering dedication to discovering enthralling locales for her audience to explore vicariously. I relished the opportunity to inquire about the intricacies of producing one’s own travel show, allowing us to delve into the behind-the-scenes aspects that contribute to the creation of an engaging and informative television series.
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ABOUT Darley Newman
An adventure and culture seeker, Darley has most recently taken on extreme adventures while filming in diverse locations. In Macao, China, viewers watched on social media as Darley took the plunge from the world’s highest commercial bungee at the Macau Tower. Taping a 360 camera to her hand, she filmed herself plummeting off the tower, an experience that turned out to me more emotional than Darley expected. She dove into the Dubai Aquarium to swim with sharks in the Middle East and back in the USA in Reno, Nevada, climbed the world’s highest climbing wall.
When not getting out of her comfort zone with adventure activities, she does so with food. She’s tasted her way through Seoul’s street food markets and cooked with Michelin-star chefs in Belgium, England, the USA and Hong Kong.
An expert on travel and entrepreneurship, Darley makes regular guest contributions with leading media and at live events, including The Smithsonian, NAB Show and New York Times Travel Show. A pioneer in emerging media, she teams up with lifestyle brands, as well as global non-profits, to reach both business and consumer audiences using immersive video and social media.
Darley has been honored with six Daytime Emmy Award nominations for hosting, writing, directing and producing alongside media moguls Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. She popularized a new genre of equestrian travel with her long-running Emmy Award-winning PBS and globally broadcast series, “Equitrekking.” She has been profiled in The Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, NPR and made live appearances on NBC’s The Today Show and The Weather Channel.
An entrepreneur and adventurer, Darley chronicled her decade long adventures riding horses around the world in her Equitrekking: Travel Adventures by Horseback book, which won the North American Travel Journalists Competition for Best Travel book and was published by Chronicle Books. Darley has hosted segments for Ralph Lauren TV and international networks in the UK, Ireland, Japan and France, and covered the White House for The Talk Radio News Service. She created, hosted and produced the digital original series “Travel Like the Locals” for Scripps Networks Interactive and a series of interstitials on Western history for Encore Starz! She’s worked on FRONTLINE, NOW with Bill Moyers, 48 Hours CBS, and various documentaries and series.
Her ability to make on camera guests feel at ease has allowed her to interview people of varying cultures and walks of life including HRH Princess Alia in Jordan, Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons, Olympian Jonny Moseley and inspiring entrepreneurs across the USA.
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