How do I become a wildlife host?

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!
Speaking Engagements

Stephanie is a story-teller at heart. Her style is dynamic, fun, and impactful. She weaves her world-wide experiences with people and animals into talks that make kids laugh and adults think twice about their daily actions.

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Wild Kingdom

Cheetahs, crocodiles, and Kangaroos! Can’t get enough Wild Kingdom? Follow Stephanie and get behind the scenes as she searches for fascinating wildlife across the globe, and meets the people working to protect them.

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Women in the Wild

Looking for inspiration? Learn how amazing women, like Stephanie, began working in wildlife conservation, science, and film. Browse profiles, learn from unsung heroes, and meet up-and-coming female leaders.

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver