Buddy Levy is a writer, educator, public speaker and entertainer. Levy co-starred in the hit television series Brad Meltzer’s DECODED on HISTORY, which ran for two seasons (25 hour-long episodes) 2010-12, and is currently airing on H2 (History 2).
As a writer Levy is the author of Geronimo: Leadership Lessons of An American Warrior (co-authored with Mike Leach, Simon & Schuster, May 2014); River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana’s Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon (Bantam Dell, 2011). His other books include Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs (Bantam Dell, 2008), which was a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, 2009, and nominated for the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award, 2009, and the PEN Center USA Award 2009; American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett (Putnam, 2005, Berkley Books, 2006); and Echoes On Rimrock: In Pursuit of the Chukar Partridge (Pruett, 1998). His books have been published in six languages.
As a freelance journalist he has covered adventure sports and lifestyle/travel subjects around the world, including numerous Eco-Challenges and other adventure expeditions in Argentina, Borneo, Europe, Greenland, Morocco, and the Philippines. His magazine articles and essays have appeared in Backpacker, Big Sky Journal, Couloir, Discover, Hemispheres, High Desert Journal, Poets & Writers, River Teeth, Ski, Sun Valley Magazine, Trail Runner, Utne Reader, TV Guide, and VIA. He is clinical professor of English at Washington State University, and lives in northern Idaho with his wife Camie, his children Logan and Hunter, and his black Labs Dugan and CJ.
He is currently working on a book called No Barriers with blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer.