“Rollin’ with Zach” Rolls Through LA by Metro

Zach Anner, winner of OWN Show competition, is greeted in LA Union Station by the Metro Duo.

Discover LA by Metro:

The Metro Duo Meets Zach Anner, Oprah Winfrey Network’s OWN Show Winner

Zach Anner, OWN Show competition winner, rolls to catch Metro Red Line train.

Zach Anner lit up Union Station – literally and figuratively.  After all, the new TV star was traveling with a crew including lighting.  But it’s his personality that shines bright. Zach is warm, witty, upbeat, and inspirational.

The Metro Duo promised to share with you LA’s lesser-known treasures – and Zach is one of them, even if only temporarily. We still feel the energy and enthusiasm of this TV travel host. We’re excited to finally be able to share our Metro Adventure with him – we had to keep it hush-hush until the show was ready to air on December 12, 2011.

OK, so maybe you haven’t heard of Zach yet. Zach is the standout among more than 15,000 people who auditioned to vie for the opportunity to win “Your OWN Show” on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Ten contestants were selected to compete on the series. In the final episode, Zach Anner was one of two competitors awarded their own shows on OWN. Zach chose to host a travel show.

All travel adventurers will enjoy this show, which Zach describes as “a travel show for people who never thought they could travel.” What makes this show unique is Zach’s personality and that he has cerebral palsy – which he refers to as “the sexiest of the palsies.”

The first of the six episodes is all about Zach exploring LA (subsequent episodes feature San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York City, and Portland, Oregon). In LA, Zach does many tourist things – from trying out to be a contestant on “The Price is Right,” to learning to dance like a pop star, to surfing the Southern California waves – all with a Zach Anner twist.

With his typical wit, Zach describes himself as a “sit-down, standup comedian,” referring to his electric wheel chair use. Thus, his interest in and use of public transportation.

Enter the Metro Duo. We were contacted by the show’s producers to introduce Zach to the LA Metro light rail/subway. We met him in Union Station, where we were filmed for several hours. If you don’t blink, you’ll catch us in the premiere episode on Monday, December 12. Check your local cable/satellite TV provider for channel and show information.

Crew films Zach Anner, OWN Show winner, getting on LA Metro Red Line train at Union Station.

“Rollin’ with Zach” premieres  Monday, December 12, 2011 – 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central.
Check your local cable/satellite TV provider for channel location and show information.

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