Bio

Kimmo Ohtonen is a Finnish journalist, writer, keynote speaker and TV personality.  His career in TV started in the UK in 2005 working for BBC and ITV on programmes centered around social topics and current affairs (eg. Tonight with Trevor McDonald, Inside Killer Sharks with James May, To Catch A Paedophile, Blackpool Paramedics Season 1 and 2).

In Finland Ohtonen is known for TV shows such as Puoli Seitsemän (YLE TV1), Ulos luontoon (YLE TV1), Löydä luontosi (YLE TV1), Katoava Pohjola (YLE TV1), and Villien jäljillä (MTV3).

Awards & Nominations

Koura Scholarship 2016 - Katoava Pohjola documentary series

Bonnier Grand Prize for Journalism - Book of the Year 2016 Nomination

The Science Communicator of the Year 2016

Nomination for Kultainen Venla 'Performer of the Year' 2016

Tieto-Finlandia Readers' Choice Literary Award

Nomination for Nature Book of The Year 2016

Nomination for Tieto-Finlandia Non-Fiction Literary Award

Kultainen Venla - TV moment of the Year 2012 for Charity Swim