Stacey Samuel is an award-winning journalist, with more than 20 years of experience covering stories that span the globe and is now the founder of her own media company. She leverages her network media experience to work with outstanding storytellers, news and media outlets to elevate their stories and projects to have greater impact and wide audience reach.
She is a fellow with the East-West Center as well as the German-American journalism exchange program: Radio In the American Sector (RIAS). Stacey’s focus has broadened into telling stories through a global lens.
She considers herself a third-culture kid, as the daughter of immigrant parents from Haiti and Trinidad.
As a reporter and producer Stacey has invested her skills and powerful editorial positions to shine a light on the contributions of –both extraordinary and regular but impassioned— people who have changed the world and their communities. Many of these people have been featured by the Daily Beast when she worked for Tina Brown on Women in the World, CNN, CBS, NPR and the other networks for whom she has produced and reported over the course of her network news career.
Stacey most recently served as the Executive Producer of Al Jazeera English’s flagship news and current affairs podcast, The Take, which was recognized with several award wins, including the Online News Association’s Excellence in Audio Digital Storytelling. Prior to this post, she was supervising editor for National Public Radio (NPR), where each day her job was crafting the news that shaped our national discourse and highlighted the human condition.
Before radio, Ms. Samuel covered politics, national security and the Supreme Court for CNN, where she was part of the team that won an Emmy for the coverage of the 2012 U.S. presidential election. She also has field produced for CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning. Her reporting experience includes reporting on education for an ABC affiliate in Florida.
Her local reporting earned her an Edward R. Murrow award, amongst others. Along with award-winning talent, she has completed two HBO documentaries on children focusing on music and another dissecting diversity in America, which won Emmy Awards and numerous other acknowledgments. Her many credits include stories she's produced for ABC's 20/20, CNN, Court TV, History Channel, Discovery Health and A&E, WNBC, Lifetime, and Nickelodeon. Ms. Samuel has taught journalism at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and frequently speaks about journalism to university students. A New York native she has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.
Stacey speaks nationally to wide audiences about shaping and pitching stories. For nine years she was on the board of the Washington Association of Black Journalists and is a long-time National Association of Black Journalists [NABJ] member.