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Fellow: June Cross

June Cross is a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a broadcast journalist with over 30 years of experience. She was executive producer for This Far by Faith (2004), a multipart PBS series on the role that religious faith and conviction have played in the empowerment of African Americans. From 1991-1999, she served as the sole staff producer for Frontline, creating numerous award-winning documentaries such as Secret Daughter (1996), A Kid Kills (1992), and A Showdown in Haiti (1993).

Cross has also worked as a producer for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. She has received research grants from the Ford Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, National Black Programming Consortium, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Hartley Foundation. Cross is the recipient of two duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.


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