As a Senior Program Host, Judy traveled the world hosting shows on location. Whether it was in sunny Malibu with make-up expert, Victoria Jackson; in Hollywood, CA with actress, Loni Anderson; in Hawaii with underwater artist, Wyland; in the Bahamas with comedienne, Joan Rivers; or live shows from Alaska, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Iowa, New York or West Virginia, the travel was the biggest perk of the job! Her most memorable experience was a show she hosted called “Cure By The Shore,” a fundraiser for cancer research that was broadcast live from the lawn of the famous Monte Carlo Casino along the Riviera in Monaco.
Other QVC travels saw her in countries like Bolivia and Brazil where, calling herself “Indiana Judy,” she visited and filmed various gem mining operations for future jewelry shows. She also filmed in china and Thailand to support the jade shows later broadcast on QVC. Travels with the video crew included Hong Kong in 1991 and Austria in 1995 to showcase the Swarovski Crystal Factory, but Italy became the country she would visit most often. Along with the networks’ jewelry buyers, Judy researched the jewelry-making processes she would share with her viewers back home in nearly 90 million American households.