Fellows & Editors


Matthew O'Neill

Fellows Spring 2004
Downtown Community Television

Matt O'Neill is a journalist, producer and director currently working in New York City with the Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) where he has been making documentaries for HBO, PBS and the Discovery Channel. For the 2006 documentary he produced and directed with Jon Alpert for HBO, "Baghdad ER," he won a Columbia DuPont Award and three Primetime Emmy Awards for Nonfiction Programs - including "Best Directing" and "Best Cinematography." Other programs he has produced and directed include "Bolivia: Coca and the Congressman," "To Have and Have Not: The Changing Face of China" and "Turkey's Tigers" for the PBS series Wide Angle; "Siberian Adoption Story" for the Discovery Health Channel and "Venezuela: Revolution in Progress" for the Discovery Times Channel - a documentary he began as an IRP Fellow in 2004. His work closer to home has been awarded five New York Emmy Awards including prizes for "Best Political Journalism" and "Best Societal Concerns Program." His 2002 PBS special about the New York Gubernatorial race, "Speak Up New York!" won a local Emmy and a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society for Professional Journalists for Public Service Television Journalism. Matthew grew up on Long Island in New York and graduated from Yale College.


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