Tim Saylor of National Geographic's "Digger" show

Tim Saylor is the co-host of National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers.”

A two-time graduate of the University of Iowa, holding degrees from that institution in both German and Psychology, Tim has completed studies abroad at the University of Vienna, and is a certified computer programmer and web designer. The Iowa Writers Workshop is world renowned, and, as an undergraduate, Tim wrote and studied fiction at the university under Bob Shacochis (Easy in the Islands) and David Morrell (First Blood, Rambo).

Tim received the German Book Prize from the University of Iowa’s German Department in 1995 and the Class Third Prize for the Wiener Internationale Hochschulkurse at the University of Vienna in 1994, and he was inducted into the University of Iowa’s Psi-Chi Honor Society. In 1990, Tim recorded tracks on the not-so-critically acclaimed rock band No Spokes’ debut album Way Big.

An accomplished treasure hunter, Tim has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, co-produced and co-starred in Anaconda Treasure’s Extreme Metal Detecting DVD series, wrote the book Treasure Hunting with Team ATC, and is currently working with a world-renowned television production company on a show for a major cable network. In spite of these achievements, he remains poor and unsuccessful, living isolated in a miner’s shack in the mountains of Montana with his son Ian and his Boston terrier “Brick”, where they spend their days avoiding bear attacks and searching for that elusive jar of gold and silver coins.

Radio Shows featuring Tim Saylor

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Traveling with National Geographic TV’s “Diggers”

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