Long-Form Programs

In my last year at CNBC, I got the opportunity to go beyond the day to day news and work on longer-term documentary programs. The following is a selection of pieces from these programs.

“Liquid Assets: The Big Business of Water”

(Original Air Date: September 30, 2010)

Access to fresh water is critical for society. But this precious resource is not evenly distributed. We took a look at what some communities and industries are doing to combat a strain on water supply and what others are doing to profit from their abundance of this liquid asset.

I worked as field producer, tape producer, and one of the writers for this program. I led the production for the following block where we examined how the western U.S. balances demand on water resources from population growth, agriculture, and industry.

I also contributed to our web component, writing articles including on one on the price of water. (You can read that article by clicking here.)

“America’s Crude Reality: Beyond the Gulf Disaster”

(Original Air Date: June 30, 2010)

In the weeks following the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, we took an in-depth look at the factors pushing the U.S. toward riskier sources of oil. I was Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn’s field producer for the following piece, setting up interviews and locations. I also contributed as a tape producer.

“Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future”

(Original Air Date: Apr 22, 2010)

Following the evolution of the green energy industry became a big focus of much of the work I did at CNBC. For “Beyond the Barrel,” I worked as Anchor Carl Quintanilla’s field producer and tape producer on this last piece below, “The Golden Age of Green Technology.” I also set up production and locations for the open, close and many of the teases, as well as pitched and produced several vignettes used as bumps into the commercials.