Stacey Samuel is a producer at CNN, covering politics, national security and some of the biggest stories happening globally. She is a part of the Emmy Award winning team that produced CNN’s 2012 presidential election coverage.
More recently her beat has included coverage of: The Boston Bombing, NSA leaks, Edward Snowden and the Supreme Court.
Prior to CNN she was an on-air reporter for ABC affiliate, WCJB in Florida, where she was the recipient of multiple awards including an Edward R. Murrow for coverage of the execution of serial killer Danny Rolling.
She also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism.
A seasoned reporter, she is also an experienced documentarian. As part of an award-winning team she has produced two HBO documentaries on children, focusing on music and the other on racial diversity, which won Emmy Awards and numerous other acknowledgments. Her documentary credits include stories she’s produced for ABC’s 20/20, CNN, Court TV, History Channel, Discovery Health, A&E, WNBC, Lifetime and Nickelodeon.
Working in news, entertainment and documentary has garnered her considerable experience in shooting, directing, interviewing; some of the fundamental elements for producing quality programs.
A native New Yorker, Stacey is an undergraduate alum of Wesleyan University, and received her master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.
For over a decade she has been a member of local chapters of NABJ in New York, Florida and now DC.