Rhythm Abroad Takes the Win!


Taste Awards Red Carpet 2015


(Los Angeles) Jan. 21, 2015 – Rhythm Abroad with Brittany Pierce wins Breakout Storyteller of the Year at the 6th annual Taste Awards in addition to being nominated for Best Travel Program and Best Theme Music.

Brittany Pierce attended the red carpet event held in Hollywood, CA at the Egyptian Theater alongside other lifestyle television celebrities. Rhythm Abroad’s win and nominations are additions to an already great first season. “The viewer feedback from Rhythm Abroad’s first season has been overwhelmingly positive,” says Pierce. “To also be recognized by a number of leading industry professionals is icing on the cake.”

Taste Awards Win 2015

Pierce thanked a number of people in her acceptance speech including Rhythm Abroad’s production team, KQED, APT, public television stations, Baggallini, and viewers. “Without the support of so many, Rhythm Abroad would not be possible. So the win is not just for myself and the production team, but for all who are involved in making the show a success,” says Pierce.

Season 1 of Rhythm Abroad is underwritten by Baggallini, presented by KQED, and nationally distributed by APT.


About Rhythm Abroad with Brittany Pierce
The series follows Brittany Pierce as she travels the world in pursuit of culturally enriching experiences and connects with people through firsthand participation in dance and the arts. For more information visit here.

About Taste Awards
The Annual TASTE AWARDS are the original awards for the Lifestyle Entertainment Industry. Also known as the Tasty Awards, they are the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year’s best achievements in Food, Fashion, Home and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, on Radio and at Live Interactive Events.The Mission is to recognize and acknowledge outstanding excellence in video, film, mobile and interactive content focused on food, drink, fashion, design, travel and lifestyle. The Annual Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Sony Pictures, and more. Visit here for more information.

About Baggallini
Baggallini was born from the idea that women need a stylish way to stay organized while traveling. They design handbags and travel accessories for women who embrace personal style with thoughtful function that enables and inspires a well ordered life, lived fully and beautifully. This wonderful line of handbags is sold throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Singapore, as well as on-line.

About KQED
KQED ( has served Northern California for more than 50 years and is affiliated with NPR and PBS. KQED owns and operates public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area), KQED Plus (San Jose/Bay Area) and KQET 25 (Watsonville/Monterey); KQED Public Radio (88.5 FM San Francisco); and; and KQED Education. KQED Public Television, one of the most-watched public television stations in the country, is the producer/presenter of national programs such as Sound Tracks; California Forever; and Essential Pépin. KQED Public Radio is the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation and the most popular in the Bay Area. Visit here for more information.

About APT
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. APT also has distributed about half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles for nearly 10 years. Among its 300 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Rick Steves’ Europe, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Moyers & Company, NHK Newsline, Lidia’sKitchen, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, BBC World News and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home join numerous documentaries and performance programs popular with public television viewers. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Entering its 9th year, Create® TV — featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming — is distributed by APT. APT also distributes WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit here.