James Corwin: UB Distinguished Speaker Series


For over two decades, Jeff Corwin has been telling stories of wildlife and nature to global audiences through his many celebrated television series on ABC, NBC, Travel Channel, Food Network, Disney Channel and Discovery. Corwin has been awarded with three Emmys and the top broadcast industry awards for his work on television.

His very first TV series was the wildly successful “Going Wild with Jeff Corwin” on Disney Channel. His Animal Planet series “The Jeff Corwin Experience” was a global sensation. Corwin is also the creator and co-presenter of CNN’s groundbreaking documentary “Planet in Peril,” hosted alongside Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta. Currently, he is executive producer and host of ABC’s “Ocean Treks.” He is also an executive producer and presenter for the giant screen film “Expedition Chesapeake” and the narrator for David Attenborough’s celebrated cinematic documentary “Galapagos, Nature’s Wonderland.” During the Gulf oil spill, Corwin served as an environmental correspondent for both CBS and NBC News.

Corwin is a leader in conservation, recognized through his work as a television host, producer, journalist, author, explorer and wildlife biologist. Corwin’s education includes bachelor of science degrees in anthropology and biology from Bridgewater State University, and a master’s degree in wildlife and fisheries conservation from the University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorate degrees in education and environmental science.

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