How did you get into this career?
I can honestly say that I do not believe there is one correct path to becoming the host or presenter of a wildlife show. Although I dreamed to become a host since I first saw wildlife programs as a young girl, I had no idea it would actually happen. I remember googling “how to become a wildlife host,” when I was in college with little results. My best advice would be to read my answer to,”How do I work with animals?” I did every one of these steps; some I failed at and others I found new strengths. Thankfully my perseverance paid off and the opportunity to become the host of Wild Kingdom presented itself. I still had to work VERY hard to win the contest, but it eventually worked out for me. You will have to create your own path and know that it won’t be easy or just given to you.
I would also look into the diversity of career paths or biographies of Joan Embry, Lucy Cooke, Julie Scardina, Danni Washington, Michele Hall, Howard Hall, Chris Morgan, Casey Anderson, Bertie Gregory, Bob Poole, Steve Irwin, Marlin Perkins, Jim Fowler, Peter Gros, Coyote Peterson & Rick Schwartz. Just keep swimming!