-Jay Ingram to assume new contributor role for the flagship series and other Discovery Channel projects -
TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - On this evening's broadcast of DAILY PLANET, veteran co-host and producer Jay Ingram announced he would be stepping down from his nightly co-hosting duties at the end of the season. Ingram is not retiring, but rather exploring opportunities to contribute to Discovery Channel's pursuit of science stories - including content for DAILY PLANET - in a new way.
"Jay's insatiable curiosity, his creativity and his ability to translate complex science into everyday language makes him not only a unique talent in Canada but in the world," said Paul Lewis, Discovery Channel's President and General Manager, and DAILY PLANET's first Executive Producer. "We are both really excited at the possibilities for Jay to contribute on multi-platforms - television, online, mobile and print - to ensure that Discovery remains a leader in bringing together storytelling and the latest technologies."
"Co-hosting DAILY PLANET has been an amazing chapter in my career. The show is all about ingenuity, imagination and 'stick-to-itiveness'," said Ingram. "Whether it's a backyard inventor or a scientist in a lab, at the core they're all the same. Telling their stories and sharing their drive and passion is what's made DAILY PLANET so compelling for our audience - and for me - for the last 15 seasons. Stepping down as full-time co-host will give me greater time and flexibility to find new ways to share the world's most compelling science stories."
Ingram has been at the helm of DAILY PLANET - the world's first and only nightly science and technology show - for an incredible 16 years. Ingram joined Discovery Channel in November 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program format when it launched on January 1, 1995. Earlier this season, together with co-host Ziya Tong, Ingram marked the milestone with the two-hour special, DAILY PLANET'S GREATEST SHOW EVER.
From space and sports to movies and microbiology, Ingram has made everyday science entertaining and accessible during his 15 seasons as co-host and producer of DAILY PLANET. With an astonishing 3,000 episodes in the vault, breaking science news around the world - and indeed, beyond it - Ingram's favourite highlights are many!
Ingram will maintain his co-hosting role until DAILY PLANET's season finale in June. In the spring, viewers can look forward to a celebration of Ingram's tenure with the show and new details regarding his ongoing role within Discovery Channel.
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