Jack Hubley has been a multimedia advocate for the natural world for more than 30 years. A lifelong resident of Lancaster County in southeastern Pennsylvania, he is devoted to educating his audiences about the natural world through his weekly nature vignettes on television, his traveling Wild Neighbors Lecture Series, and as program director of The Falconry Experience for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.
During the past 30 years Jack has hosted three half-hour nature shows, all of which aired on WGAL, the NBC affiliate in southeastern Pennsylvania. Long-time WGAL viewers will remember "Call of the Outdoors," created in 1955 by Harry Allaman and airing continuously until 1997. Jack produced and hosted "Call of the Outdoors" from 1987 to 1997 then served as host of "Call of Outdoors for Kids" for three years. The latter show, a children's nature show, featured a live audience of elementary-age children and a co-host, Jack's English setter, Trusty. In 2000 Jack accepted an offer to host "Wild Moments," a nationally syndicated half-hour wildlife show that aired on more than 140 broadcast stations nationwide for four years.
Within the WGAL viewing area he is best known as host of "A Wild Moment," a 2-minute nature vignette that has aired on the Friday, 5:30 p.m., newscast since 1995. You can view his News 8 Wild Moment segments on WGAL by clicking here: http://www.wgal.com/wildmoments/index.html.
Jack also served as Outdoors Editor for the Lancaster Sunday News from 1982 until 2000.
A master falconer, Jack is one of a handful of falconers nationwide who is licensed to hunt with golden eagles. He lives in Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania, with his wife Tina, five dogs and a host of critters with eight legs, six legs, four legs, two legs and no legs.
To contact Jack Hubley about his Wild Neighbors lecture series, you can call 717-575-0948 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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