ANDREW EVANS is an author, travel writer, and TV host. He shares stories from around the globe on pixel, paper, and screen.
Andrew has completed some 50 assignments for National Geographic, reporting live from all seven continents and over one hundred countries. He was the first person ever to live tweet his ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro and gained a worldwide following when he broadcast his 12,000-mile overland journey from National Geographic headquarters to Antarctica using public transportation. In 2017, he thru-hiked The Jordan Trail, reporting in real time as he walked 400 miles from Syria to Saudi Arabia.
Andrew is a regular contributor to National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, BBC Travel, Outside, Readers Digest and The Chicago Tribune. He is the author of five books, including two bestselling guidebooks, and his award-winning memoir The Black Penguin, which the New York Times picked as one of “Summer’s Best Reads”. Evans has received four Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). Google him if you want—but remember that this Andrew Evans is the writer, not the figure skater, or evangelical preacher or the rugby player or the crazy guy on death row in Florida. This Andrew Evans is the normal one.
Evans’ television work highlights people and places around the world, including his tech-centered series “World’s Smartest Cities”, which still airs in over 65 countries. A renowned influencer in the world of travel media, he calls for responsible and respectful storytelling that promotes local culture and environmental welfare.
Andrew holds degrees from Brigham Young University and Oxford University. He lives in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
Andrew’s latest book, The Black Penguin was named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Librarians’ Association. He holds four Lowell Thomas Awards from The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), two awards from the National Travel Journalism Association (NATJA), as well as two Folio Awards. The Association of Magazine Media (MPA) named Evans a “Media Mover & Shaker” and the non-profit Reach the World gave him the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration & Storytelling.
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