Simran Sethi started her television career at MTV News during college and joined the company following graduate studies in Urbino, Italy. After a prolific career in the United States—including production on the award-winning documentaries “Hate Rock,” “Sex in the 90’s” and “Help Not Wanted”—Simran was asked to produce and anchor the news for MTV Asia in Singapore, where she was lauded by her peers and the press for her commitment to issues ranging from environmentalism to political activism to drug abuse. She developed Voice for Choice, the first All-India Lok Sabha election coverage targeted at young voters, underwent an HIV test on-camera, distributed condoms in red-light districts to promote safer sex practices, and addressed experts on the AIDS pandemic as a guest of the International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Simran’s commitment to news for young people continued in her role as senior news correspondent and managing editor of MTV News India in Bombay, where she created the channel’s news programming for television and radio. She expanded the scope of her work through her own production company SHE TV, consulting for the BBC. She hosted Oxygen Media’s world music show Daily Remix. Simran later wrote and hosted PBS’ first national financial lifestyle show focusing on sustainable business, Ethical Markets.
Simran has contributed environmental segments to the Oprah Winfrey Show and has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Martha Stewart Show. She is the “eco-expert” on the syndicated green home makeover show The EcoZone Project and the former host of Voom HD Network’s social and environmental series Keep It Green on Equator HD. She was the host of PBS’s Natural Heroes program on Islandwood, a guest on Bravo’s Live Earth programming, and a commentator on the History Channel series Our Generation. And she oversaw, wrote and hosted all video content for TreeHugger.com. Under her management, TreeHugger won the 2006 Vloggie for Best Green Vlog.
The founding host/ writer of Sundance Channel’s environmental programming The Green, Simran anchored the channel’s business interstitials EcoBiz, and was a commentator and former story consultant for the original series Big Ideas for a Small Planet, the 2007 winner of the Environmental Media Award for Best Documentary. She was a contributor for CNBC, and has appeared on MSNBC, Today, Nightly News with Brian Williams, and ABC Lateline in Australia. She is currently the host of the PBS QUEST series on science & sustainability.
Forests Asia Summit 2014: "Forest landscapes for food and biodiversity"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "Secrets of the Global Seed Vault: A Conversation with Scientist Luigi Guarino"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "Picturing the Invisible: A Conversation with Artist Chris Jordan" (Google Hangout)
University of Southampton Interdisciplinary Research Week: "Endangered Food: Biodiversity Loss & the Slow Extinction of What We Grow & Eat"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "Back to the Wild: Wolves, Seeds and Snapshots"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "Keeping it Cool: Sea Otters, New Cars and Old Forests"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "Inventing the Future: Bikes, Bugs and Fashionistas"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "America’s Energy Future"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "Restoring America’s Waters"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "From Farm to Fork to Fuel"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "Lake Tahoe: Can We Save it?"
PBS Quest: The Science of Sustainability: "Next Meal: Engineering Food"
Adelaide Festival of Ideas: "Endangered Food: Biodiversity Loss and the Slow Extinction of Our Food"
Adelaide Festival of Ideas: "Has Global Warming Melted Our Brains?"
ABC Lateline: "World Food Diversity is Decreasing"
University of Melbourne Festival of Ideas: "Feeding 10 Billion People" (starts at 42:36)
Dean’s Lecture Series (University of Melbourne): "Endangered foods: the erosion of what and how we eat"
TEDxManhattan: "Seeds: The Buried Beginnings of Food"
The James Beard Foundation Food Conference: "Narrative Interlude: Trust in Identity Simran Sethi, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist"
TEDxCibeles: "Why and how do we engage?"
TEDxCibeles: "Entrevista a Simran Sethi en TEDxCibeles 2012"
BBVA Innovation Center: "TEDxPlazaCibeles 2012, entrevistamos a Simran Sethi"
Sowing and Reaping: Christian Perspectives on Food & Agriculture (Conference organized by Simran Sethi and Ecumenical Campus Ministries)
Simran Sethi: First the Seed: GMOs, Life-Affirmation and Fruitfulness
C-SPAN: Environmental and Energy Policy from the White House Council on Environmental Quality
Oprah Winfrey: "Go Green, Save Money"
Clinton Global Initiative: "Solutions for a Crowded Planet"
(Simran is introduced at 13:25.)
Meet the Bloggers: "The Green New Deal"
Meet the Bloggers: "The Environment"
Oprah Winfrey: "Greening your Holiday Season"
Sundance Channel: "The Good Fight"
CNBC: ”Powering the Planet”
CNBC: "Greening the Economy"
Martha Stewart Show: "The Truth About H20"
Sundance Channel: "The Green"
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams: "Greening the Super Bowl"
NBC Nightly News: "Green Hospitals Expand Mission to ‘Do No Harm’"
Today: ”Greening Your Valentines”
Ellen DeGeneres: "Season 4, Episode 159"
2008 LOHAS Forum: "Simran Sethi and Bryan Welch - the future of green media"
PBS "Ethical Markets" series
TreeHugger TV: "HauteGREEN Salon Part One"
TreeHugger TV: "HauteGREEN Salon Part Two"
TreeHugger TV: "HauteGREEN Salon Part Three"
KU Digital Diversity Summit: “Telling Stories of Diversity in the Digital Age”
Interview with elephant journal: "The Face of Green Media"
Oklahoma Horizon TV: "Interview with Simran Sethi on Social Media"
Student Conservation Association’s EarthVision Summit: "Simran Sethi’s Challenge"
Smarter Life, Better Planet
eq.tv: "Our Heroes Are Green"