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Presenter with cerebral palsy set to host travel show on the Oprah Winfrey Network

28 February 2011

Zach Anner will get his own travel show on Oprah Winfrey’s new cable television network after being handpicked by the TV legend herself.

Anner was one of two finalists in Winfrey’s “Your OWN Show” competition, a reality show contest designed to select a new television host. In a surprise decision, Winfrey said on the final episode, which aired Friday, that she would award shows to both Anner and another finalist, Kristina Kuzmic-Crocco.

In the audition tape, Anner described himself as a man with “the sexiest of the palsies” and said he wanted to “make a travel show for people who never thought they could travel.” Now he’s poised to do just that on www.oprah.com/own