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Darley Newman

Recognized in Forbes for her "PBS Travel Empire," Darley Newman has been both behind and in front of the camera in diverse positions as executive producer, videographer, editor, director, writer and TV host. She currently hosts, writes and executive produces the Emmy Award nominated TV series, "Travels with Darley" on PBS, Ovation TV's JOURNY, Wondrium, Great Courses, Korean Airlines, Amazon Prime and international networks. She is the host, writer and producer of the "Travels with Darley" podcast on iHeart and all major podcast platforms. Darley makes regular guest contributions with leading media and at live events, including The Smithsonian and New York Times Travel Show. A pioneer in emerging media, she teams up with lifestyle brands, as well as global non-profits, to reach both business and consumer audiences using immersive video and social media.

Darley has been honored with seven Daytime Emmy Award nominations for hosting, writing, directing and producing alongside media moguls Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. She popularized a new genre of travel with "Equitrekking." She has been profiled in The Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune,  NPR and made live appearances on NBC's The Today Show and The Weather Channel. 

An entrepreneur and award-winning travel book author, Darley has hosted segments for Ralph Lauren TV and international networks in the UK, Ireland, Japan and France, and covered the White House for The Talk Radio News Service. She created, hosted and produced the digital original series "Travel Like the Locals" for Scripps Networks Interactive and a series of interstitials on Western history for Encore Starz! She's worked on FRONTLINE, NOW with Bill Moyers, 48 Hours CBS, and various documentaries and series.

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Her ability to make on camera guests feel at ease has allowed her to interview people of varying cultures and walks of life including HRH Princess Alia in Jordan, Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons, Olympian Jonny Moseley and inspiring entrepreneurs across the USA.

  • 7 Daytime Emmy Award nominations & 3 wins for "Equitrekking"​​ and "Travels with Darley"

  • Taste Awards Hall of Fame

  • 2 Telly Awards

  • North American Travel Journalist Award Best Travel Broadcast

  • North American Travel Journalist Award Best Travel Book

  • Caribbean Tourism Organization Award Best Travel Broadcast

  • Inspiring Woman Award from Women in Philanthropy and Leadership

  • International Women's Day Honors at Consulate of India


Having led production teams in over 25 nations and 26 states, Darley's filmmaking adventures include traversing one of the world’s largest salt pans in Africa, free diving in South Korea and exploring the WWI 'red zone’ by mountain bike in northeast France.

​Some of Darley's more harrowing adventures include:

  • World's Highest Commercial Bungee in Macao, China

  • World's Highest Climbing Wall in Reno, Nevada

  • Swimming with sharks in the Dubai Mall

  • and more. They've all been filmed by Darley in VR and profiled in leading media, as well as her TV series.


​Darley is a graduated of The George Washington University in Washington, DC from the School of Media & Public Affairs. She has a B.A. in Electronic Media with a minor in International Business & Cultures. 

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