Watertown, NY- March 11, 2015 WPBS-DT, Watertown, PBS, is pleased to announce Dana Reid as the new host of Season Two Xpedition Outdoors. Twenty-five year old Dana Reid lives in Antwerp, New York with her husband Michael and cats, Jaaba and K2B2. She was raised in Alberta, Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains in a small town outside of Calgary where she spent time fishing, camping and travelling with her family when she was young. In 2011, Dana obtained a Paramedic degree and a degree in Allied Health and began working as a Paramedic full time in upstate New York. Currently, she holds full and part time employment, helps with the Paramedic program at the local college, volunteers at her local ambulance service and is a full time student. Even with her busy schedule, she tries to make time for things she enjoys: sports, working out in the gym, and running obstacle courses throughout the northeastern United States.
Dana will host Season Two of Xpedition Outdoors, a 6-part local adventure series, filmed in high-definition. This adventure series highlights the beauty and abundance of natural resources found in the North Country and Canada. WPBS-DT has been a long-time advocate for advancing travel and tourism by sharing the beauty of our region with others through the power of public media. Each episode employs the use of a point of view camera, creating a unique first person experience of each adventure! Watch Dana as she goes tubing at Dry Hill Ski Area below. This program is sponsored in part by the Town of Webb Visitors Information Center/ Old Forge and Paul Smith's College.
This 13- part adventure series highlights scenic attractions in New York State and Eastern Ontario.
WPBS-DT has been a long-time advocate for advancing travel and tourism by sharing the beauty of our region with others through the power of public media. Hosted by Chris LaShomb, a North Country native and avid outdoor enthusiast, this series emphasizes the beauty and abundance of natural resources found in the North Country and Canada. Highlights featured in this new series include bobsledding in Lake Placid, kite-skiing in Jefferson County, exploring ATV trails in Lewis County, and experiencing the rapids of Canada's Quebec River. Each episode employs the use of a point of view camera, creating a unique first person experience of each adventure!
Host Chris LaShomb learns to rappel and traverse off cliffs in Ausable Chasm New York’s rappelling adventure course. br> Watch Episode
- Summit Creative Award 2014, Silver, Category: Travel/Nature
- The Communicator Awards 2014, Silver
Wintery Lake Placid, New York is the backdrop for host Chris LaShomb and guest, Samantha LaRock, as they try their luck at bobsledding, ice climbing, and a toboggan run.
Host Chris LaShomb and friends experience kite-skiing, a polar bear plunge into the St. Lawrence River, downhill skiing, and tubing all in Jefferson County, New York.
Host Chris LaShomb finds spectacular views of the Adirondack Mountains atop Mt. McCauley in Old Forge, New York before hitting the ski slopes.
Host Chris LaShomb along with his wife, Emily, and guest Isabelle Brennan take on the Adirondack Extreme Adventure high ropes course in Bolton Landing, New York. Guests Darcy Taylor, Andrew Avon and team take Chris hot-air ballooning in Eastern New York State.
Host Chris LaShomb and father-son team Mike and Ryan Hurilla take a thrilling adventure exploring the hundreds of miles of ATV trails in Lewis County, New York.
Host Chris LaShomb and guest, Emily Orologio, participate in fitness training and then go mountain biking through the countryside and city streets of Watertown, New York.
Chris LaShomb and guest Kayla Phelix enlist in boot-camp training for 19th century British soldiers in Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario Canada and uncover haunting mysteries there.
Guest Chantelle Cooke joins host Chris LaShomb in Beachburg, Ontario to experience the rapids of Canada’s Quebec River with Whitewater Kayaking Pro Joey Hitchens.
Host Chris LaShomb and guests adventure down the thrilling whitewater rapids of the Hudson, Indian and Black Rivers of Northern New York State.
The Adirondack Woodsmen’s School at Paul Smith’s College in Northern New York State has host Chris LaShomb and guest Bridgett Pike practicing the trade of traditional lumberjacks by throwing axes and running on logs in water.
Stand-up paddle boarding in Cape Vincent and Clayton, New York is featured. Host Chris LaShomb and guests’ try their skill at water-kite-skiing and waterskiing on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
Some of the best adventures in the series are featured while host Chris LaShomb enjoys his favorite pastime, and one of Northern New York State’s most popular outdoor activities, musky fishing.
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