Joel Greene, award-winning TV host and producer of national PBS series’ Curiosity Quest and Curiosity Quest Goes Green has created, together with co-producer/host Melissa Duke, a new television series called the Inland Empire Explorer. In partnership with local cities, this ground-breaking, new series will highlight and showcase what the I.E. has to offer local residents and tourists. Inland Empire Explorer co-host and creator, Joel Greene, has been the “face” of the I.E. with his popular series Curiosity Quest. Greene explains, “This new series will be so instrumental in bringing awareness to the treasures of the Inland Empire. I’ve lived here most of my life and never knew just how many wonderful things we, as residents, have available right in our backyards!”
About Host Joel Greene
Joel Greene, the creator, producer and co-host of Inland Empire Explorer is 37 years old and lives in the Inland Empire. In 2001, Greene began Curiosity Quest (a national PBS television show) as a way of bringing families together through quality entertainment. Curiosity Quest and Curiosity Quest Goes Green now air on over 150 stations nationwide. After winning thirteen (13) Telly Awards, Greene gives all his credit to his dedicated team and fans!
With a passion for history, Greene founded History Brought To Life in 1997 to begin exploring ways to make history fun for students to learn. Greene performs over 120 presentations every year at elementary schools throughout Southern California. The History Brought To Life programs have become a mainstay within the curriculum of many schools.
About Host Melissa Duke
Melissa Duke, producer and co-host of Inland Empire Explorer, is 28 years old and was born and raised in the Inland Empire. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona University with two bachelor degrees and has a background in dance and singing. She has accomplished singing the National Anthem for the Quakes, Clippers, Dodgers, Angels, and Kings.
Duke began her career as a producer in 2001 for the national PBS television show Curiosity Quest. With a thirst for adventure and travel, she partnered with Greene 12 years ago to begin TV production. Thirteen (13) Telly Awards later, she feels blessed to have an intricate career and enjoys every role she takes on including public relations manager, media coordinator, advertising director and more. Anyone who can put up with Greene that long deserves major recognition! =)