Travel Host Brittany Pierce shares how she is spearheading

diversity in travel TV programming with Rhythm Abroad!


Brittany Pierce talks diversity, all things travel, being a woman of worth, and living a life by design with Audrey Bellis in the latest Women of Worth podcast.

Brittany Pierce talks diversity, all things travel, being a woman of worth, and living a life by design with Audrey Bellis in the latest Women of Worth podcast.


(Los Angeles) May 23, 2017 – Brittany Pierce, Executive Producer and Host of the award-winning travel series Rhythm Abroad, explains in the latest Women of Worth podcast how she is spearheading diversity in travel television programming.

Pierce sat down with Audrey Bellis, Founder of Worthy Women and Host of the Women of Worth podcast, for a 30-minute discussion about diversity and inclusion, international travel, and living a life of passion.

In the interview Pierce shares with Bellis that she created Rhythm Abroad with Brittany Pierce because she could not find a casting call for a travel TV host that fit her description. “I could only find job postings that called for a white, male, 50+,” said Pierce, “I really could not check off one box … I know there are other people like myself who are traveling and want to get out and explore. So why aren’t we being represented in this space?”

Since Pierce’s decision to create Rhythm Abroad with Brittany Pierce, the series is now nationally distributed to PBS and other public television stations throughout the U.S. and has received prestigious recognition. Pierce hopes to continue to produce the series for many more seasons with the funding support of generous sponsors. “When I first created Rhythm Abroad, it was to fulfill a goal of carving out a space for myself in an industry I absolutely loved. Since the release of the series, I now realize Rhythm Abroad is so much larger than just myself. I do it for Rhythm Abroad’s loyal audience of millennial entrepreneurs, women of all shades, and those that truly value world cultures and the arts” said Pierce.

Pierce and Bellis further discussed international travel for women and creating a career that is an extension of your personality. To listen to the full podcast click here.





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

About Rhythm Abroad with Brittany Pierce

The award-winning series takes viewers on a cultural odyssey as travel host, Brittany Pierce, travels the world fully immersing herself into the local culture by experiencing the fun and challenges of learning the national or popular dance of the country visited. However, she is not a professional dancer; she is the girl next door who appreciates a great beat. She does it all even if out of her comfort zone. Off the dance floor, Brittany talks to local musicians to gain a better understanding of a culture through its music. She also savors the cuisine, enjoys the thrills of local activities and uncovers the most unique places to stay and shop. Wherever Brittany is in the world, she finds dance and music to be the universal languages that bridge cultural divides and unite humanity. Visit here for more information.

About Worthy Women

Worthy Women is a community for women who play big in the world. They host a series of events, conferences and podcasts for tech and creative entrepreneurial women to learn the best practices needed for success. Worthy Women also works with Enterprise companies through their Diversity & Inclusion programs to support women in workplace advancement. 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.


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