Holly Morris Biography
Holly Morris is an American author, documentary producer, and director. She is also a TV presenter. She was born on September 30th, 1965.
Her brilliant work has been published by national publications as well as other publishing firms; The New York Time Book Review, More, O, Slate, The Daily Telegraph and The Week.
She was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her father, Johnny Morris, was a professional football player and her mum, Jeannie Morris, was a sports reporter and writer. Morris lives in Brooklyn, NewYork and she is married to Michael Kovnat and they have a daughter together.
Holly Morris Age
She was born on September 30th, 1965 and she is 53 years old as of 2018.
Holly Morris Relationship| Husband| Children
She is married to Michael Kovnat and they have a daughter together. They all live in Brooklyn, NewYork.
Holly Morris Career
She worked as an editorial director of a publishing company, Seal Press, which was later taken over by Avalon in 2003 and then Perseus in 2007. She edited fictional and non-fictional diverse topics including Third Wave Feminism, health, international politics, and travel.
She is now the executive producer, writer, director and host of the eight-part PBS documentary series, Adventure Divas and she was an author of Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine(Random House, 2005, 2006). It was NewYork’s Times Editor’s Choice.
She has made productions in many countries including Bangladesh, Borneo, Brazil, Cuba, Gabon, Guyana, India, Iran, Malawi, Niger, Syria, Ukraine, Zambia among others.
Now she hosts Treks in the Wild World which is a Pilot productions adventure series and she is also one of the several hosts of the travel show, Globe Trekker. She is a correspondent for National Geographic Today and the environmental series, Outdoor Investigations.
Back in 2010, she founded PowderKeg Writer’s Residency in Brooklyn, NewYork. Her article that talks about a community of “self settlers” that live in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone eas published still in 2010. She was in the TED talk and she featured in the documentary release Gringo Trail both in 2013.
Holly Morris Globe Trekker
Morris has been working for the Globe Trekker for the past 25 years and she has filmed in various countries on their behalf; Syria, Zambia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Malawi, Niger, India, Borneo, Paraguay, Gabon, Uruguay, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia among others.
Holly Morris Tough Boats
On a 250 mile, 3 day journey through remote rainforest, she travels using a cargo boat down one of the most remote stretches of the Amazon, in Peru. Sleeping in a hammock at night, she shares deck space with over 200 local Peruvians, and countless boxes of vegetables and fruit, heading to the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos.
Marooned in the middle of the jungle, hundreds of miles from the nearest connecting road, Iquitos is the biggest city in the world that you can’t drive to, with a population of half a million. Exploring the history of this unique and remarkable city, Holly learns how Iquitos became incredibly rich a century ago during the Amazon’s rubber boom. Back then, high-quality rubber could only be obtained from trees growing in the Amazon, and with millions of newly invented bicycles, motorbikes and cars all needing to run on tires, the region’s rubber came to be worth a fortune.
After heading upriver on a small Amazonian boat known as a ‘peque peque’, in order to meet an indigenous tribe whose ancestors used to be rubber tappers during the rubber boom, Holly travels on the last leg of her journey, to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
Her means of transport amidst the beautiful and remote rainforest of the Pacaya-Samiria is an extremely historic, rubber boom era steamboat, which is the oldest boat still working on the Amazon today. Holly ends her epic journey through the Amazon surrounded by spectacular wildlife, including the legendary and rarely seen Amazonian pink river dolphin.