Director, Graduate Studies
Jason Samuels is an associate professor of journalism at NYU and a multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcast news and documentary producer.
Most recently Jason produced the independent feature-length documentary “A Kid From Coney Island” which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.
Jason also serves as a senior consultant at Black Entertainment Television, where he leads the development and production of primetime news specials and original award-winning documentaries, including Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement 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 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 newsmagazine – E:60, and as a senior producer at ABC News Digital, and ABC World News Tonight, where he developed and managed the first original network newscast for the web.
As a long-form producer at NBC News from 1995 to 2006, Jason produced 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.