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Chicago Stories: The Boss and the Bulldozer
WTTW, 2023
Chicago Stories: Our Soldiers, Our Lady of Guadelupe
WTTW, 2022
Chicago Stories: The Birth of Gospel
WTTW, 2022
Chicago/Midwest Emmy: Outstanding Achievement for Documentary – Cultural
Chicago Stories: Ida B. Wells
WTTW, 2021
Chicago/Midwest Emmy: Outstanding Achievement for Documentary – Historical
Peter Lisagor Award for Journalism
City So Real
NatGeo, Hulu, 2020
5 part series. Director: Steve James
Contributing Editor
Storm Stories
Weather Channel, 2020
Strange World
Travel Channel, 2019
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
Travel Channel, 2018-2019
Murder Calls
Investigation Discovery, 2016-2018
First 48: Missing Persons
A&E, Reality Series, 2011-12
 Witness: Katrina 
National Geographic Channel, 2010
Emmy: Outstanding Historical Program
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America
History Channel, 4 hour special, 2009
Dirty Money: The Business of High End Prostitution
CNBC, 2008
America in the 20th Century: Vietnam
Media Rich Learning, 2008
Dinosaurs: Return to Life
Discovery Channel, 2008
Afghanistan: Narco State
CNN, an Anderson Cooper special, 2007
22nd Century: World Wide Mind
PBS, Pilot episode, 2007
The Final Report: Watergate
National Geographic Channel, 2007
American Vesuvius
History Channel, 2 hour special, 2006
Facing Life: The Retrial of Evan Zimmerman
A&E, Feature length film, 2006
Storm Stories: A Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Special
The Weather Channel, 2006
The Case Against Saddam
Discovery Times, 2005
Isaac’s Storm
History Channel, 2 hour special, 2004
After Saddam
Discovery Times, 2004
A&E, 2004
True Crime Authors: Donnie Brasco
History Channel, 2004
American Justice and Biography
A&E, 2001 – 2003

Over a dozen episodes in the series including:
Fells Acres: Unspeakable Acts
CINE Golden Eagle Award Winner

The Ants and the Grasshopper
Director: Raj Patel and Zak Piper, 2023

Executive Producer, Steve James
Kartemquin Films
Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, Sheffield DocFest, Reframe Film Festival

City So Real
NatGeo, Hulu 2020
5 part series. Director: Steve James, 2020
Contributing Editor
Sundance Film Festival 

Cliff, Superfan!

Director: Diane Moy Quon, 2016

In the Game
Director: Maria Finitzo, 2014
Kartemquin Films
American Film Showcase, Christopher Award
Radical Grace
Director: Rebecca Parrish, 2013
Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon
Interchange Productions and Kindling Group
Winner, Best of Show – IndieFest, Best of Fest – AFI Docs, Top 5 Audience Favorite – Hot Docs
Head Games (revised International update)
Director: Steve James, 2013
Kartemquin Films
A Place Called Pluto
Director: Steve James, 2013
Kartemquin Films
Full Frame Fest, Tribecca, MoMA
Full Body Whisper
Director: Ravi Batista, 20133

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Malaria in Zambia, 2018

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
No More Funerals: Fighting HIV in Africa, 2017

MasterCard Foundation
African Digital Schools Initiative, 2017

Chicago, Illinois
B.A. in Communications, 1997
Honors: Summa Cum Laude