The city of New Orleans holds a special place in the heart of “American Pickers” co-host Danielle Colby. It still does to this day.
Colby shared a few photos of her with her daughter, Lola, in the Bayou City. She’s also aware of the damage that Hurricane Ida caused in Southeastern Louisiana.
In this Instagram post on Friday, Colby writes about her experiences in New Orleans. But she goes the extra mile by sharing resources available for people in the area. Also, people who would like to donate toward Hurricane Ida relief can find that information here, too.
Take a look at what the “American Pickers” co-host wrote along with these photos and relief resources.
Quite a note from the heart of Colby. It almost reads like a love letter to New Orleans.
Fans of “American Pickers” have seen her alongside co-host Mike Wolfe in this season’s episodes on The History Channel. Yes, she’s appeared on the show before while working out of Wolfe’s office in Le Claire, Iowa. When Frank Fritz was let go during the summer of 2021, the network gave Colby his spot.
Both Wolfe and Colby are shown “picking” for items like old motorcycles on the long-running hit.
Catch episodes of “American Pickers” on History on Mondays at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central.
‘American Pickers’ Co-Host Recalled How Series Grew From One-Camera Usage
Speaking of Wolfe, the “American Pickers” star was definitely on the road to success. But he didn’t get a lot of attention early on until The History Channel came along.
Where did he get the idea for a show? Wolfe said a friend of his thought it might be a good idea to get a camera and document the trips.
With that kind of start, a long process toward the TV show got underway.
Wolfe, in a 2016 interview with Small Town Big Deal, recalled his journey to a TV series. He talked about going from just starting to hosting “American Pickers.”
“It was a long journey,” Wolfe said. “I remember having the idea for the show. And a friend of mine said, she goes – and I was coming back all the time from the East Coast, and all over the country, with stuff – and she goes, ‘Where are you getting this stuff at?’
“I said, ‘Well, I bought it here,’ and I told her the story of the guy,” Wolfe said. “And she’s like, ‘You need to just buy a camera and start documenting some of this stuff.'” He did this but in time found that the show needed a larger crew. Hello, History, and the rest, well, is history.