Studio 20 professor joins CNN as lead producer

Congrats to Studio 20’s Professor Jason Samuels who recently left BET to join CNN as a lead producer for CNN’s award-winning, long-form documentary unit ‘In America” - which strives to present untold stories in underreported communities. Professor Samuels’ first prime time documentary for CNN will air in the fall.  Learn more about CNN’s “In America” here.

Studio 20 Professor wins another NAMIC Vision Award

Studio 20 Professor Jason Samuels won a NAMIC Vision Award for Best Sports for ESPN’s “James Stewart: King of the Hill"  feature, which Samuels produced.

The NAMIC Awards honor multi-ethnicity in communication and recognize programming that has aired on television and digital platforms that is reflective of the depth and breadth of the lives, spirit, and contributions of people of color.

Studio 20 professor wins two awards

Studio 20 Professor Jason Samuels picked up two first place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists earlier this week.  

His primetime special on BET on the death of Michael Jackson won the first place award in the TV Arts and Entertainment category. And his primetime documentary on BET on the dropout crisis in America’s public schools - “Heart of the City: Detroit’s Drop Our Factories” - won the first place award in the Education category.