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Juneau Woman Stars in New Reality Show

By By The Associated Press
Published On: Jun 11 2013 08:10:16 AM AKDT
Updated On: Jun 11 2013 09:17:25 AM AKDT
Juneau Woman Stars in New Reality Show
JUNEAU, Alaska -

A 39-year-old Juneau woman is starring in a new reality show airing this month.

The Juneau Empire says Kellie Nightlinger stars June 23 with Erroll James Snyder in the first episode of "Naked and Afraid" on Discovery.

The episode condenses the 21 days the pair spent in the wilderness of Tanzania in Africa. Each of the remaining shows in the six-episode first season feature a different pair.

The producers found Nightlinger over the Internet. In the past 14 months, Nightlinger has interviewed for 14 other various outdoor reality shows.

Nightlinger is an ex-conservation officer from Mackinac County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and worked as a miner at Greens Creek before getting the show offer.

Nightlinger quit the mining job and now works as a guide at Gastineau Guiding.