Simran is the creator of The Slow Melt podcast which explores all things chocolate, cacao, and cocoa. She has contributed environmental segments to the Oprah Winfrey Show and has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Martha Stewart Show. 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 the environmental correspondent for NBC News, which included contributions to CNBC, MSNBC, TODAY and Nightly News. She is the recent host of the PBS QUEST series on science and sustainability.
Simran wrote and hosted Ethical Markets, PBS’ first national financial lifestyle show focusing on sustainable business, and was the 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 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. Simran developed her own production company SHE TV, consulting for the BBC, and also hosted Oxygen Media’s world music show Daily Remix. She was 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.
Simran was the creator of the Sundance Channel web series The Good Fight, highlighting global environmental justice efforts. The series was selected as an Official Honoree in the News and Politics category of the 13th Annual Webby Awards. She also hosted a forum on global warming with Nobel Laureate Al Gore for MSN.com and created an audio podcast series for Gore’s non-profit, The Alliance for Climate Protection. And she was featured on Air America Radio’s environmental program EcoTalk in which she interviewed environmental luminaries including David Suzuki, Hunter Lovins and Paul Hawken.
Simran has appeared on the NPR programs The Brian Lehrer Show and Up to Date, and contributed segments to Martha Stewart Radio’s Living Today with Kerry Nolan. She interviewed activist Maude Barlow about the water commons for the SRI conference in the Rockies, and spoke about the green brain for Women of Green and the Shift Network podcasts. She has been interviewed on Vatican Radio and ABC in Australia.
Simran has been featured on The Splendid Table, PRI’s The World, The Wall Street Journal podcast Off Duty, The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC), Good Food (KCRW), The Bread Project Podcast Series, Heritage Radio Network’s Food Talk with Mike Colameco, The Joy Cardin Show (Wisconsin NPR), Talk of Iowa (Iowa Public Radio), Heritage Radio Network, Radio New Zealand, Ireland’s Newstalk Radio, WCCO News Radio’s Off the Menu, Center for Environmental Health’s Before You Leap podcast, Kansas City Public Radio’s Central Standard, Charlotte NPR (WFAE), The Allegheny Front and WFDD (Public Radio for the Piedmont).
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