Professor | Director, Graduate Studies
Jason Samuels is a professor of journalism at NYU and a multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcast news and documentary producer.
Most recently, Jason was the executive producer of the six-part documentary series Boiling Point (CBS News/Black Entertainment Television) and the five-part documentary series Dream Team: Birth of the Modern Athlete (Paramount+.) In addition to those projects, Jason produced the feature-length documentary A Kid From Coney Island (Netflix) which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Jason is also a senior consultant at Paramount, where he manages the development and production of primetime news specials and original award-winning documentaries for Black Entertainment Television, including Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement, Smoke: Marijuana and Black America and Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama.
Jason joined BET from HBO, where he was a senior segment producer for the newsmagazine Real Sports with Bryant Gumble.
Before HBO, Jason worked as a long-form producer at CNN where he wrote, produced and directed the highly acclaimed primetime documentaries: Obama Revealed, Silicon Valley: The New Promise Land and Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door.
Jason also spent several years as a senior producer at the ESPN and at ABC World News Tonight, where he developed and managed the first digital network newscast.
As a long-form producer at NBC News from 1995 to 2006, Jason wrote, produced and directed several broadcast documentaries including: 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 and an Investigative Reporter and Editor Award.
Jason began his journalism career as a news writer and producer at WCVB-TV in Boston.