Grady Powell is a survivalist and weapons expert who served abroad and was also one of the youngest soldiers to earn the prestigious, highly coveted designation “Green Beret” (via Camillus Knives). Prior to hosting Forged in Fire, Powell had extensive experience in reality television, including credits on shows such as American Grit, Ultimate Survival Alaska, Dual Survival and Stars Earn Stripes. (via IMDb). Given his extensive background and unparalleled knowledge, it’s no surprise that Powell was the ideal candidate to take on “Forged in Fire” in season 8. All Else, saying, “It’s about being in your heart and to find in your head what reason you have to keep going.”
When he’s not hosting the intense reality competition series on History Channel, the loving husband and devoted family man is an active outdoorsman who has posted several hunting and fishing pictures to his tens of thousands of fans on Instagram. According to his biography on the History Channel website, his motto in life is “You only get one chance to write your story, make it a read.” It’s safe to say Powell’s story is far from over, and until now the opening chapters suggest that there are many more exciting stories to be told by the presenter of Forged in Fire.