Washington, U.S – National Geographic Channels (NGC) has announced that beginning June 14, Alec Baldwin will be the on-air host for the channel’s  weekly Night of Exploration programming block. Baldwin will appear as host for Night of Exploration in the United States and globally in 171 countries and 38 languages. Baldwin’s on-camera hosting duties begin with Crossing the Ice, which follows two Australian adventurers as they attempt to become the first to tackle the perilous journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back, completely unassisted.

Baldwin has had an award-winning career in television and movies. The award-winning actor starred on NBC’s 30 Rock, and has appeared in more than 40 films. In 2010, he served as the narrator for National Geographic Channel’s miniseries Great Migrations.