08 September 2015

CHEVY CHASE, Md.-September 8, 2015 – One New York City nanny’s dreams have come true. Janel Koloski is giving up her days scheduling playdates for a dream job hosting her own five-part web series on TravelChannel.com. On last night’s finale, Koloski was crowned the first “Travel Channel Star” winner and will showcase her love of people and unique travel lens. Koloski’s first stop for the web series is Santa Fe, N.M., where she’ll explore the city’s history, art and unique culture.
 
Koloski auditioned at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, N.Y., and was one of 15 quarter-finalists before the judges and public advanced her to the next round, where she found herself among the top five semi-finalists. She fearlessly played with insects and munched on a mealworm at Philadelphia’s Insectarium, which helped single her out as one of the final two contestants. Then, Koloski conquered her fear of heights at the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course and rose to the top, winning the “Travel Channel Star” competition.
 
Watch Koloski progress throughout the competition, from the audition to her second and third round challenges, here: http://www.travelchannel.com/travel-experts/janel-koloski

TRAVEL CHANNEL is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md., and New York, N.Y. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.
 
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