Faculty Profile

Jason Samuels

Studio 20, NewsDoc

Jason Samuels is an Emmy Award-winning network news and documentary producer.

Most recently Jason served as a senior segment producer with the HBO news magazine Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Before joining HBO Jason spent three years at CNN where he wrote and produced the primetime documentaries: Obama Revealed (2012), Silicon Valley: The New Promise Land (2011), and Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door (2011).

Jason has also worked as a senior producer at ESPN, BET and ABC News Digital where he was the producer in charge of the World News Webcast with Charles Gibson, the first, original network newscast produced exclusively for the web. 

As a long-form producer at NBC News from 1995 to 2006, Jason produced several primetime documentaries including: A Pattern of Suspicion, a groundbreaking data-driven examination of racial profiling that won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, an RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Award and an Investigative Reporter and Editor Award.

Jason began his career in journalism as a news writer and producer at WCVB-TV in Boston (1993).

Jason is a graduate of Tufts University, and earned his Master of Journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley.