About the Author:
Ziya Tong is an award-winning science journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker.
From 2008 until its last and twenty-second season in 2018, Ziya served as the co-anchor of the world’s only nightly science broadcast, Daily Planet, which reached over 1.3 million weekly viewers on Discovery Channel Canada.
During her tenure at Daily Planet, she also co-anchored programs on Discovery’s Science Channel in the United States where she served as the co-host of a one-hour special on NASA’s Mars Curiosity Mission and co-anchored a special tribute to astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Prior to Daily Planet, she was a regular on-air host or correspondent on three other science programs: the host and field producer for PBS’ national primetime series, WIRED Science, produced in conjunction with WIRED magazine; the host, writer and director for the Knowledge Network science series The Leading Edge; and a field correspondent alongside Neil de Grasse Tyson on PBS’ television series, NOVA ScienceNOW.
She received her Masters Degree in communications with top honours from McGill University, and serves on the board of directors at the World Wildlife Fund.