Hi, my name is Kate Lauren Thomas. I am an on-camera host and producer of travel media. In my web series, Travel with Kate, I traverse the globe connecting with passionate locals who share their unique perspectives on my destinations. My aim is to dispel stereotypes, show unexpected slices of life and inspire my viewers to travel.
For over a decade, I have worked in television, film and web video production in various genres. I have a bachelors degree in film production from the University of Southern California and a masters from NYU in broadcast journalism and documentary.
As far as my on-camera work, I have produced and hosted a documentary about salsa dancing for Current TV, as well as a series for The Huffington Post/AOL about generational trends with my aunt, Marlo Thomas. Also for Huffpo/AOL, I’ve appeared in travel tips videos as a travel expert. And of course, I host the travel web series, Travel with Kate.
In addition to producing and hosting travel videos, I am currently writing an anthology and self-help book to inspire young people in their 20′s and 30′s to travel.
Outside of my academic and professional endeavors, I have journeyed around the world to destinations in Europe, South America, the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific. I studied abroad in Paris and Florence. I am an avid salsa dancer and love to ski. And I speak French, Spanish and Italian.
At the heart of my endeavors, my mission is two-fold. I want to remain a life-long traveler. And I want to help people enrich their lives by breaking out of their communities, exploring the world and relishing meaningful life experiences.
Learn more in my post: My Journey and My Mission