About Jason Samuels
Jason Samuels is an associate professor of journalism at New York University and the Executive Producer of documentary programming and live special event coverage for the news division of Black Entertainment Tealevision (BET.)
Before joining BET, Jason spent a year as a senior producer for the Emmy Award-winning ESPN long-form newsmagazine E:60.
From March 2007 to September 2008 Jason worked as a senior producer for ABC News' World News with Charles Gibson. In that role, Jason managed all of World News' digital content, including the daily production of the World News Webcast, anchored by Charles Gibson - the only daily, live network newscast produced exclusively for a digital audience. In addition, Jason has served as the executive producer in charge of the ABC News weekend evening news broadcasts, World News Saturday and World News Sunday.
Prior to joining ABC News, Jason spent 11 years as a producer for NBC News where he worked on many award-winning long form projects for the broadcast newsmagazine Dateline NBC, on subjects ranging from welfare reform to post-traumatic stress-disorder. Perhaps most notably in 2004 Jason produced the groundbreaking Dateline NBC hour "A Pattern of Suspicion." This examination of racial profiling was honored with several of the most prestigious prizes in broadcast journalism including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, an RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Award and an Investigative Reporter and Editor Award.
Jason has won numerous other awards for his work including one Emmy Award, five Emmy nominations - including three for coverage of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, a Freedom Forum Excellence in Urban Journalism Award, a Cine Golden Eagle Award, a New York Association of Black Journalist Award for Overall Excellence, and an American Women in Radio and Television Grace Award. In 2008 Jason was selected to participate in the 12- month "Punch Sulzberger News Media Executive Leadership Program" at Columbia University, a joint business/journalism program for emerging industry leaders.
Born and raised in New York City, Jason began his career in journalism as a news writer and producer at WCVB-TV in Boston. He is a graduate of the Ethical-Culture Fieldston School in New York, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tufts University and a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Jason lives with his wife and two very young sons in Connecticut.
- Occupation: professor/producer
- Organization: new york university
- Location: NY
- Website: http://journalism.nyu.edu/faculty/samuels-jason.html
- Twitter: profsamuels_nyu
- Facebook: jasonmarksamuels
- Was accepted for Jun 13-18 2010 Multimedia Training.
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- Head Over Heels Gymnastics and Circus Arts
- Head Over Heels is a non-profit athletic arts facility. Children are encouraged to explore gymnastics, dance and circus arts.