Kristin Montalbano

www.natgeotv.com

Working hard. Playing hard. So many of us, especially adolescents are “Sleepless in America”, exhausted before the alarm even rings. And guess what? There is a hot debate brewing over whether or not something can be done about it, starting with our school systems. Read on for thoughts on the ongoing debate from from health,…

Americans today constantly have their eyes locked on screens — their phones, tablets and televisions. Workweeks are getting longer and the retirement age is getting older. There’s an obsession with money and material goods. But a handful of people are rejecting these ways of life. They’re moving away from cities, living off the land and…

Our Curiosity

You may know that the 2nd anniversary of the Curiosity rover reaching Mars occurred a little over a month ago.  In fact, for those of us who work here at NGC, we’re treated to a full scale model of the Curiosity rover each day upon entering the building (though recently our new friend Spinosaurus is…

In spring 2013, for NGC’s miniseries The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, the PR team gathered some of the staff’s cutest (and most willing) kids to recreate some classic movie posters from the 1980s. The results were such a hit, we knew we wanted to do something similar for The ’90s: The Last Great…

Celebrating the power of film to inspire, we’re excited to announce with our partners from Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), that three finalists have been chosen for the first annual WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition! Join us in congratulating Jim Laybourn for Always Endangered; David Thompson and Jacob Taylor…

Here at Nat Geo Channel, we believe that smarter is better – a belief that is reflected in our Emmy-nominated hit series Brain Games, an interactive show full of illusions, challenges and experiments that showcase the extraordinary nature of the human brain. We hear frequently from families who watch it together, “compete”, and even accidentally…

With the upcoming premieres of American Blackout and Doomsday Preppers later this week and early next, we’re beginning to feel a little unprepared over here – in fact, my weekend plans may include figuring out a 72-hour food and water storage plan.  But how have others been affected by shows like these?  We posed the…

Judging from recent apocalyptic films This is the End and World War Z to “what if” disaster shows like NBC’s Revolution or Nat Geo Channel’s upcoming American Blackout, to reality fare like Doomsday Preppers, it’s safe to say that the “end of the world as we know it” is on everyone’s mind.  But what effect…

Today, September 12, 2013, would have been the “diamond” wedding anniversary of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy & John Fitzgerald Kennedy. To mark the occasion of what would have been their 60th wedding anniversary, we’re releasing the first look at our upcoming film, Killing Kennedy as well as announcing the premiere date of November 10, 2013. Killing…

And the winner is….@skijosh. Over 3,000 photos were submitted to the #NGCTakesYou photo contest! It was hard to choose just one winner, but it was this action shot that had just the right mix of creativity, photo quality and embraced the contest’s theme “favorite places off the map.” Thanks to all that submitted entries, and…

Know a budding aquarist under the age of 17?  If so, they could win a trip to Florida to see what it really takes to be a Fish Tank King, courtesy of Nat Geo WILD and Rocket21. Rocket21 is the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing…

Summer is officially here and from the looks of  it, a few of you have already started your summer vacations!  Thanks to @insipre_photography, @bettienne, @mypixtoyou, @corriecoleman, @chesterhuang, @luismunoznajar, @fdagostino, @_ashdavis_, @happygeckodev, @serotinous_dreamer and everyone else who has entered our #NGCTakesYou Instagram contest so far. You’ve got less than a week, so if you haven’t entered yet….

Wow!  It’s hard to believe another week has gone by. It’s even harder to believe that our “Favorite Places Off the Map”  contest is almost over! You have just a few more weeks to submit a pic via Instagram with the hashtag #NGCTakesYou for a chance to win a digital camera and some really cool…

Summer is nearly in full swing! If you don’t have plans to hit up the beach or travel abroad anytime soon, you can live vicariously through the nearly 1,800 photos that have been submitted to our #NGCTakesYou contest. There are scenic coastlines, tropical waters and exotic locations galore! We’ve included a slide show with just…

Last week, Nat Geo WILD hosted a party in Fort Lauderdale to celebrate the season two premiere of Fish Tank Kings – and what a party it was.  Not only were the “kings” themselves in attendance – they also brought along a custom tank, some gorgeous fish and even a couple of mermaids (including Mermaid…

It’s Tuesday!  And you know what that means – more amazing photography of your “Favorite Places Off the Map”. Week three of our Instagram contest brings some spectacular eye-candy, including starry nights, vibrant sunsets and exotic locales. We couldn’t feature all of week three’s submissions, but wanted to share a few of our favorites –…

It’s been a few weeks since we launched our “Favorite Places Off the Map” photo contest on Instagram and today we’re thrilled to share a few of the submissions so far. This is just a small taste of the amazing photography we’ve received. A quick search of the #NGCTakesYou hashtag is all it takes to…

For over a decade, the National Geographic Channel has captured the world we live in, sharing spectacular photography and video of nearly every crevasse on the planet.  From the competitive world of Bluefin tuna fishing, to deep inside the bunkers and mindsets of doomsday preppers, to survivalists who are taking on the frozen tundras of…

Although many people would argue that fashion in the 1980s was too big, too loud and just plain too much, we here at Nat Geo disagree. After all, the 1980s gave us Calvin Klein’s underwear, Donna Karan’s power suit, Naomi Campbell’s sexy catwalk and, of course, legwarmers! But don’t take our word for it. For…

Except for fashion that is. At least, that’s what we found when NGC and Kelton Research surveyed Americans’ affection for the 80s, as featured on the front page of USA TODAY this morning. Despite its reputation for bad hair and loud clothing, just about everything about the era — from the politics, leaders and safety…

Nat Geo WILD’s new series Alpha Dogs sheds light on the true “underdogs” of America’s armed forces and law enforcement agencies – the working dog. These highly skilled canines go through rigorous training programs to learn how to sniff out illicit drugs and hidden IEDs, take down armed assailants in a single bound, and even…

Can’t get enough Doomsday Preppers?  Feening for even more preps?  Can’t wait to break down the latest episode with your friends? Now, thanks to our just announced partnership with IntoNow from Yahoo!, all that and more is at your fingertips.  Not familiar with IntoNow?  Well here’s the scoop. IntoNow is a mobile app that recognizes…

The wait is over!  After much deliberation, our judges Casey Anderson, Cole Rise and Cynthia Drescher have chosen a winner for our Untamed Americas Instagram Photo Contest.  It was no easy task, I assure you – each photo was more brilliant than the last.  But a decision had to be made and so we congratulate…

That’s right folks – to celebrate the dog days of summer and the new season of Dog Whisperer we want to see your pups in all their glory.  Each week we’ll be announcing a new theme – share a pic of your pooch that fits the weekly theme on Instagram by following us at @NatGeoChannels…

Tonight’s premiere of Chasing UFOs has the blogosphere buzzing – and it’s no wonder. Between questions of which presidential candidate is better equipped to handle an alien invasion (Obama apparently), Ryder’s plan to feed Chuck Norris to hostile aliens, Miss Universe’s challenge to potential alien beauty queens and our impending Wow! Reply, there’s plenty to…