Survival expert Bernstein wild for Discovery

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Discovery Communications has hired explorer, author, and wilderness educator Josh Bernstein to host and produce specials and series exclusively for Discovery Channel.

Bernstein will serve as field explorer and executive producer on series and specials covering such topics as anthropology, archaeology, and environmental issues. Bernstein, who has hosted History Channel's adventure/archaeology series Digging for the Truth for the past three years, joins Discovery Channel in April.

Bernstein has nearly 20 years of wilderness survival experience and environmental advocacy. Since 1997, he has been president and CEO of the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, which touts itself as the oldest and largest survival school in the world.

"As my friends know, my passion for exploration and teaching extends far beyond history and archaeology," Bernstein said.

Bernstein is "the real deal, and his passions in the environment, indigenous cultures and sustainable living will help further the mission of the network," said Jane Root, president and GM of Discovery Channel and Science Channel.

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