Architect Turned TV Host

Responding to an internet ad, architect Danny Forster won the chance to host the Discovery Channel's 'Build It Bigger' series.

"Danny Forster was procrastinating on his Harvard graduate thesis when a Craigslist ad seeking a television host caught his attention.

Forster, an architect and erstwhile stand-up comic with no TV experience, sent a three-minute audition tape that led to his hiring last year on Discovery Channel's Extreme Engineering, a series that became this season's Build It Bigger (tonight, 10 ET/PT).

Bigger kicked off the first of 14 episodes in July, with Forster checking out the engineering behind roller coasters. He also has traveled to sites ranging from an Alabama plant that refurbishes Abrams battle tanks to the 100-story-plus World Financial Center, one of the world's tallest buildings, under construction in Shanghai.

"I have the coolest job in the world," says Forster, 29. "I get to go to some of the coolest, baddest, most unbelievable projects. They're sexy. They're amazing. And I love how things work." "

Full Story: 'Build It Bigger' host loves his Discovery gig

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