Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

Faculty Profile

Jason Samuels

Studio 20, NewsDoc

Jason is an Emmy award-winning news and documentary producer.

Currently Jason develops and produces long-form segments for the Peabody award-winning HBO newsmagazine Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Before joining HBO Jason spent three years at CNN where he developed, wrote and produced the successful primetime documentaries Obama Revealed, Silicon Valley: The New Promise Land and Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door.

During his career Jason has worked as a senior producer at ABC News, ESPN, BET News, and spent 12 years as a producer at NBC News.

In 2004 Jason produced the Dateline NBC documentary: A Pattern of Suspicion. This groundbreaking data-driven examination of racial profiling was awarded several of the most prestigious prizes in broadcast journalism including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, an RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Award, an Investigative Reporter and Editor Award.

Born and raised in New York City, Jason began his career in journalism as a news writer and producer at WCVB-TV in Boston (1993). He is a graduate of the Ethical-Culture Fieldston School in New York, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tufts University and a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley.