Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman might be the poster boys for MythBusters, but Kari Byron's light has arguably shined just as brightly as theirs. As a founding member of the Build Team and the only female host of the series, she was a long-time staple of the show and as active a figure as any of the men. As Verge notes, her resourcefulness, enthusiasm, and the respect she got from her co-hosts made her one of the few public figures who made good role models for young girls who like science and learning. However, her path to fame hasn't been all laughter and explosions. In , Savage told Mic about the sheer amount of criticism and resistance Byron has had to deal with just because she happens to be a woman in a heavily male-leaning industry. In fact, her road to becoming a famous science communicator and public figure has been full of strange occurrences that her upbeat facade might not immediately suggest. Let's dig into some things you probably didn't know about Kari Byron. Finding a job isn't easy, and it only gets harder when you're interested in a very specific, narrow field. Many people find it difficult to gain a foothold in a new industry, and even popular TV hosts like Kari Byron have their share of job-seeking stories to share.
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Watch now. Sign In. Kari Byron Actress Producer. Up this week. She has been married to Paul Urich since March They have one child.
Byron was born in Central California. Byron was a cast member on MythBusters from Season 1 until Season This Build Team worked with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to test the plausibility of various myths throughout their tenure with the show. She became involved in the show after persistently showing up at Hyneman's M5 Industries workshop in a desire to get hired by his company. She and the other Build Team members were given a more prominent role beginning with the show's second season.
Fans all over the world are mourning the tragic loss of television host and professional racer , Jessi Combs. She was only years-old. She was a badass. Always pushing limit," Kari Byron tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. Many fans of the Discovery Channel show even reminisced about how Combs used to fill in for Byron when she was on maternity leave.