One-Hour On-Air Special Hosted by Bert Kreischer Premiering Monday, September 7 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
The next round of the competition posts online today and pits each of the top five contestants in all-new videos produced by the network.
SECOND ROUND VOTING BEGINS FOR FAVORITE 'TRAVEL CHANNEL STAR' TOP FIVE CONTESTANTS THROUGH JUNE 26
CHEVY CHASE, Md. -June 22, 2015 - Travel Channel is getting closer to naming the next "Travel Channel Star." The next round of the competition posts online today and pits each of the top five contestants in all-new videos produced by the network. The winner will be revealed in a one-hour special hosted by "Trip Flip" host Bert Kreischer, recapping audition videos and the judges critiques, on Monday, September 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT.
In each of the top five contestants' webisodes, they must showcase their personality, expertise and unique perspective while their travel specialty is put to the test. Fans can vote for their favorite video on the "Travel Channel Star" webpage or by using #travelchannelstar on Twitter until Friday, June 26. But, before a winner can be crowned, only two can advance to the final round. The pair will be revealed on TravelChannel.com on Monday, July 6, and fans can watch the final two complete an identical challenge and receive special advice from a surprise mentor on Monday, August 3.
The remaining contestants competing for the "Travel Channel Star" title include (in alphabetical order by first name):
Blake Jeffers - Savannah, Ga.
Travel Specialty: Earthy Travel
Current Occupation: High school science teacher
Christie Rojo - Santa Barbara, Calif.
Travel Specialty: Spirituality
Current Occupation: Church Youth Ministry
Janel Koloski - Greensburg, Pa.
Travel Specialty: Fearless Traveler
Current Occupation: Nanny and personal assistant
Ricky Moreno - Las Vegas, Nev.
Travel Specialty: Fish Out of Water
Current Occupation: Tour manager
Saundra Dunson-Franks - Atlanta, Ga.
Travel Specialty: Baby Boomers' Bucket List
Current Occupation: Part-time poll worker
"Travel Channel Star" is produced by Scripps Productions for Travel Channel. For Scripps Productions, the executive producer is Rick Venable. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is James Morley.
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.