David Huntley

David Huntley

David has produced and written non-fiction television for more than 25 years, with a focus on history, science, adventure travel and the environment. An avid outdoorsman and glutton for punishment, he has specialized in covering stories in extreme and isolated places, from the Arctic tundra to the jungles of Central America.

For 12 years, David produced and wrote for Chedd-Angier’s long-running PBS series, Scientific American Frontiers with Alan Alda, including special international episodes shot in Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean Sea. His work was recognized with the Humane Society of the United State’s Genesis Award for a story on commercial bushmeat hunting of Africa’s great apes and The Council for Media Integrity’s “Candle in the Dark Award” for an episode on pseudoscience.

In 2003 David created and produced Invent This!, a 13-part series for the TechTV channel (now G4) about the passions, personalities and obsessions of some of America’s most fascinating working inventors and the stories behind their inventions.

David has spent much of his time in the last decade navigating the wilds of Alaska and the backwoods of Appalachia, where he has produced 22 hours of television for History, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, and Travel Channel, including the 13-part series Tougher in Alaska and the groundbreaking special, Hillbilly: The Real Story with Billy Ray Cyrus.

Most recently, David produced the 3-part America’s Wildest Roads series for Travel Channel and directed Making Stuff: Cleaner for the PBS NOVA series. Hosted by NY Times tech guru David Pogue, it was the highest rated NOVA episode in five years.

For ‘Saving the Ocean’, David is heading south of the border to film with conservation-minded fishermen in Baja, Mexico and with Trinidadians who are making great strides in protecting endangered Leatherback sea turtles.