Author of The Reality Bubble | Award-Winning Broadcaster
Award-winning host Ziya Tong shared her love for wonder, science, and technology, every day as the co-host of Daily Planet, Discovery Canada’s long-running science program. Bringing her wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the stage, Tong speaks on leadership, how to shift perspective, and the role of science and technology in society in her riveting and eye-opening talks.
Before co-hosting Daily Planet, Tong served as host and field producer for PBS’ national primetime series, Wired Science, produced in conjunction with Wired magazine. In Canada, Tong hosted CBC’s Emmy-nominated series ZeD, a pioneer of open source television, for which she received a Gemini Viewer’s Choice Award nomination. Tong also served as host, writer, and director for the Canadian science series The Leading Edge and as a correspondent for NOVA scienceNOW alongside Neil deGrasse Tyson on PBS.
In May 2019, Tong released her bestselling book The Reality Bubble. Called “ground-breaking” and “wonder-filled”, it takes readers on a journey through the hidden things that shape our lives in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways.
Tong received her Masters degree in communications from McGill University, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honour List. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the World Wildlife Fund and is the founder of Black Sheep.