Meet Adam Richman

Adam Richman Bio

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Growing up in the food Mecca of New York City, Adam Richman began his love affair with food early on, sampling all of the diverse culinary specialties The Big Apple had to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Adam had a desire to taste it all.

As an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Adam began a food journal to document the standout food establishments he encountered. Years later, after earning a master's degree in Fine Arts from Yale University's School of Drama, Adam traveled the United States satiating two of his life passions simultaneously: acting in regional theatre and subsequently working in nearly every echelon of the restaurant world coast-to-coast. The nature of his work allowed him to feed his appetite for discovering the best local dishes across America -- all of which found their way into his ever-expanding food journal.

As host of Man v. Food and now Man v. Food Nation premiering June 1, 2011, Adam has developed a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of mouth-watering local specialties across the country. Most recently, Adam wrapped up the third season of Travel Channel’s most popular show, and also released his first book, America the Edible, A Hungry History from Sea to Dining Sea. America the Edible revisits some of Adam's favorite food places, recalling memorable meals and revealing why we eat what we eat throughout the US.

In 2009 and 2010 he won the CableFax award for Best Host and was named one of Yahoo's "Most Fascinating People in 2009." Adam relishes the role that allows him to become his viewer's ambassador to all things delicious.

Adam currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Get a sneak peek of Adam's new series, Fandemonium!

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Hotel Showdown

Diamond Diva & The Love Box

8am | 7c

101 Sand n' Surf Hotspots

Ultimate Edens

9am | 8c

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Wild Escapes

9:30amam | 8:30amc

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Hidden Havens

10am | 9c

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Daring Destinations

10:30amam | 9:30amc

101 Sand n' Surf Hotspots

Never Never Lands

11:30amam | 10:30amc

Mysteries at the Castle

Green Lady, Count of Monte Cristo, Robin Hood

12pm | 11c

Mysteries at the Castle

The Real Beauty and the Beast, Birdman of Scotland, Master of Disguise

1pm | 12c

Mysteries at the Castle

Making of an Artist, Secret Sonar, Fairy Flag

2pm | 1c

Mysteries at the Monument

Superman vs. the KKK, Who killed Huey Long?, Marches To Montgomery

3pm | 2c

Mysteries at the Monument

The Reanimator, Florida Three Toes, The Man Who Invented Martians

4pm | 3c

Mysteries at the Museum

Italian UFO, Doomsday Survivor, Birth of Geocaching

7pm | 6c

Mysteries at the Museum

Skull in the Ashes, Nazi Art Hoax, Hunger Strike

10pm | 9c

Mysteries at the Museum

Skull in the Ashes, Nazi Art Hoax, Hunger Strike

1am | 12c

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