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Press Release

August 22, 2018

Local Now Partners with Author of “50 Jobs in 50 States” for his Next Adventure Across America

Local Now is partnering with Daniel Seddiqui, author of “50 Jobs in 50 States,” as he tours all 50 states -- again. During the first tour, Daniel worked a new job in every state and now he’s having fun and doing things that are culturally unique to each state. Daniel is calling this tour the American Bucket List Challenge, and his two month-long journey begins on August 23, 2018.

Local Now, a local news streaming service that covers more than 200 markets across America, will produce and showcase highlights of Daniel’s tour across its apps and social accounts. Michael Senzon, who oversees content at Local Now said, “Local Now is focused on covering news, events and experiences in communities across the country and Daniel’s journey creates a unique opportunity to do just that.”

Some of the experiences on Daniel’s American Bucket List Challenge include singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Utah, line dancing in Nashville, clubbing at the Jersey Shore, racing an Indy car in Indiana, skeet shooting and horseback riding in Montana, and tailgating at a college football game in Alabama. To follow Daniel on this journey and see what he’s doing in each state, people can visit @LocalNow.

Powered by The Weather Channel television network and content partners, Local Now delivers real-time, localized information about current events, weather, lifestyle, sports, business and traffic to hundreds of markets across the U.S. Content partners include the Associated Press, Reuters, Yelp, American City Business Journals, Stadium, Cheddar, Pointslocal, SportRadar, Internet Video Archive, TrafficLand, INRIX, Flight Aware and more. Local Now is available across a portfolio of OTT, mobile, and TV platforms, including Sling TV, Xumo, MobiTV, fuboTV, Plex, iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.


About Daniel Seddiqui

Daniel Seddiqui is the author of “50 Jobs in 50 States,” a highly demanded speaker, and director of an innovative career exploration program. Daniel is the founder of Living the Map, which raises awareness of the varying cultures, careers, and environments across the country through outreach, educational endeavors, and community building. Daniel graduated from the University of Southern California in 2005 with a degree in economics.  A homegrown Californian, Daniel learned how restrictive an environment of familiarity can be and the importance of stepping outside of one’s comfort zone. Featured on many national and international media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, NPR, Today Show, AP, MSN, Yahoo!, C-SPAN, World News Tonight, WSJ, MSNBC, among others, Daniel has earned his spot as a job seeking expert and cultural analyst contributor. Daniel has been invited to keynote national career conferences, like National Career Development Association and Cooperative Education and Internships Association. He has spoken on many college campuses; Stanford, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia, Virginia, USC, Ohio State, Minnesota, and Missouri, as well as organizations that include TEDx, Department of Education, Rotary International, and MENSA.

About Local Now

Local Now is a streaming service that is changing the way Americans get news about their communities. Powered by The Weather Channel and content partners, Local Now delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. With unique technology that transmits localized information to hundreds of markets across the United States, Local Now delivers the same information seen in a 30 to 60 minute local news broadcast segment, on-demand and in a fraction of the time. Local Now is available on Sling TV, MobiTV, fuboTV and other major OTT platforms. It is also available in the iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire app stores as well as desktop.

About The Weather Channel

For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only 24-hour source of national storm coverage. For eight years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year.” With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather - its expertise is unrivaled. Engaging with fans and delivering content to feed their fascination with all things weather is paramount to the network’s mission. With its community platform, weloveweather.tv, the network created a 2-way dialogue with fans, establishing an ongoing relationship with those that have a passion for weather. In March 2018, The Weather Channel’s parent company, Weather Group, was purchased by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios (entertainmentstudios.com). This acquisition allows Entertainment Studios to expand into the increasingly important live and local news category, while providing opportunity for The Weather Channel to further expand its reach and influence in the media space. For more information visit weathergroup.com.