International adventurer, television host and travel journalist David LaHuta reports on the people
and places making news in the great outdoors today—a decades-long, multimedia career that has taken him
to more than 40 U.S. states and over 60 countries worldwide.
As the co-host of Mountainfilm in Telluride, a sixteen episode series that airs exclusively on Outside Television, David presents the finest independent documentary films from the acclaimed Colorado film festival. David is also the co-host of Outside Today—Outside Television’s flagship morning program featuring adventure-lifestyle tips, compelling guests and reviews of the latest gear and apparel—in addition to a correspondent on Dispatches, the network’s thirty-minute news magazine, which profiles athletes, adventurers and activists around the globe.
David’s television career began when he was an editor at Budget Travel magazine in New York City. While overseeing several sections of the publication, David frequently appeared on local and national newscasts including CNN’s American Morning and Good Day New York on FOX. His successful stint as a travel expert lead to a role on Rachael Ray’s syndicated talk show Rachael Ray, where as its adventure correspondent, David took viewers on death-defying excursions around the United States and Canada including swimming with sharks and bungee jumping from North America’s highest crane. David has since joined many successful television broadcasts, both as a contributor on Travel Channel’s Forbes Luxe 11 and as the fulltime host of the Bermuda Channel, a comprehensive visitor’s network shot entirely on the mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda.
In addition to his work in television, David is also a print and online journalist having written for the New York Times, Newsweek, Travel+Leisure, Outside, Caribbean Travel+Life, Everyday with Rachael Ray, ISLANDS, Budget Travel, Cruising World, Sunset, New York Post, Staten Island Advance, Jetsetter, Vacationist, Gadling, Concierge, Voyage, Jaunted and MSNBC, among others.
Born and raised in New York City, David is a graduate of the University of Maryland College of Journalism and a proud member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Sigma Circle, his university’s national leadership honor society. When not on assignment he enjoys snorkeling, sailing and standup paddle-boarding near his home in Southampton, Bermuda, where he lives with his wife and son.