New Public Television Series ‘Risk & Reward’ Premieres October 6

Roadtrip Nation’s Newest Four-Episode Documentary Series Explores What It’s Like to Work in the World of Insurance

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Costa Mesa, California, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saturday, October 6, marks the debut of “Risk & Reward,” an exciting new four-part documentary television series about people across the country who have made improbability their profession. Produced by career exploration nonprofit Roadtrip Nation and presented by KQED, “Risk & Reward” dives into the world of insurance through interviews with people working in all facets of the field. As episode one premieres on public television stations nationwide, the series will also be available to stream online at rtn.is/insurance.

Made possible with support from the Travelers Foundation, “Risk & Reward” explores insurance through the eyes of Alain, Gaby, and Jenna, three young adults interested in pursuing career paths in different areas of the industry. Together, the three take a cross-country adventure from Boston to San Francisco in Roadtrip Nation’s green RV, stopping along the way to sit down with professionals working in the industry.

Roadtripper Alain’s propensity for actuarial science shines through immediately — when he calculates the probability of the green RV getting into an accident. But with graduation approaching, he needs this road trip to give him a sign that he’s headed in the right direction. Jenna is in a similar spot; while she seems like the most confident of the three, she’s still unsure about what the future of insurance holds for her. Meanwhile, Gaby is ready to embrace a different aspect of risk on this road trip: joining the team from her home in Wales, she’s exploring a foreign country for the first time.

As their journey unfolds, “Risk & Reward” gets a fascinating peek at the ways insurance is evolving to address a risk-filled future: Kate Sampson, vice president of risk solutions at Lyft, paints an exciting picture of what insurance might look like in a world full of autonomous vehicles. Event security expert David Shotts takes the team backstage at a major music festival being insured through his brokerage firm. And industry leader Karen Clark explains how her catastrophe modeling systems are helping insurers better prepare to respond to claims after natural disasters — more effectively helping people when they need it most.

“Roadtrip Nation is all about exposing people to rewarding career paths that they might not have previously considered, and sometimes that means shattering stereotypes along the way,” said Mike Marriner, co-founder of Roadtrip Nation. “We’re excited to show that working in insurance isn’t one-size-fits-all; it’s an expansive field with so much to offer — and it has the potential to help so many people.”

“The insurance industry has many career opportunities, from piloting drones, responding to catastrophes and investigating fraud to developing innovative products that help our communities become more resilient,” said Tara Spain, vice president and chief operating officer of the Travelers Foundation. “The ‘Risk & Reward’ documentary series provides an inspiring look at the industry, and we are proud to work with Roadtrip Nation on this initiative to help career-seekers understand the breadth of possibilities.” 

To learn more about “Risk & Reward,” watch episodes, or find local listings for TV air times near you, visit rtn.is/insurance. You can also follow @RoadtripNation, @Travelers, and the hashtag #insuranceroadtrip on Twitter.

In conjunction with the documentary series, professionals working in the insurance industry are encouraged to share their career pathways on the Travelers Share Your Road website: insurance.shareyourroad.com.

About Roadtrip Nation

“What should I do with my life?” Since 2001, Roadtrip Nation has made it their mission to help individuals answer this question. Through best-selling books, an acclaimed documentary series, and interactive classroom curricula, Roadtrip Nation empowers people to turn what they like into careers they’ll love—and helps them navigate any obstacles encountered along the way. For more information, visit roadtripnation.com/about.

About KQED

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and PBS affiliate based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program helping students and educators thrive in 21st-century classrooms. A trusted news source and leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas. www.kqed.org

About APT

American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. For more than 10 years, APT has annually distributed one-third or more of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. Founded in 1961, among its 250 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, performance, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. “America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated,” “Cook’s Country,” “AfroPoP,” “Rick Steves’ Europe,” “Chris Kimball’s Milk Street Television,” “Front and Center,” “Doc Martin,” “Nightly Business Report,” “Midsomer Murders,” “A Place to Call Home,” “Lidia’s Kitchen,” “Globe Trekker,” “New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton,” “Simply Ming,” and “P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home” are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Entering its 13th year, Create®TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — is distributed by American Public Television. APT also distributes WORLDTM, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.


        

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