- December 21, 1980
Joanne Colan is the current host of the popular internet show Rocketboom. Colan took over the position after the show's previous host Amanda Congdon was apparently asked to leave.
Colan's experience and reputation were built during her tenure with MTV and the BBC. In the UK she was a researcher, host, writer and production coordinator for both BBC Television and BBC Radio.
As the Europe VJ with MTV from 2000 to 2004, her top-rated shows reached 124 million households in more than 50 countries and territories. She scripted, co-produced and hosted MTV News, Top 20 Countdown and MTV Movie Special. She also hosted such live international events as MTV's Winterjam, the MTV Europe Music Awards and MTV Presents. Her work on MTV's European Top 20 earned her an award for Best European Satellite Music Programme in 2001 as voted by viewers in the What Satellite UK & Europe TV Poll.
In addition to Rocketboom, Colan is also the host of the travel adventure series Any Given Latitude where she is seen trekking, climbing, sailing, scuba diving and snow-mobiling.