Dana Roberson

Professional Advisory Board
Executive Producer, WNET/Thirteen, PBS

Dana Roberson (B.A. 1987) is Executive Producer at the WNET Group, home to New York City’s PBS stations. While there she has overseen PBS News Hour Weekend, various news specials including “Aretha! Queen of Soul: A PBS Remembrance Special” and “America in Black and Blue 2020”and has produced two documentaries under the PRESERVING DEMOCRACY multi-platform initiative.

A seasoned journalist, she has made significant contributions to the world of television news. Her career began at CBS NEWS, where she spent nearly two decades working on acclaimed programs such as 60 MINUTES and CBS SUNDAY MORNING. Her investigative reporting earned her a Peabody Award for groundbreaking coverage of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq and helped her land an exclusive interview with the biracial daughter of Sen. Strom Thurmond, a steadfast supporter of segregation in the US.

After nearly two decades at CBS, she moved to HDNet/AXS where she worked alongside legendary newsman Dan Rather delving into topics like deadly pill mills, issues facing US veterans, Ireland’s financial crisis and the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in Haiti. Her work has allowed her to tell stories from nearly every US state and continent in the world.

In addition to her television work, Dana harkened back to her days at Iowa’s KRUI and was a producer/reporter at New York Public Radio for the daily national news program THE TAKEAWAY. 

A proud graduate of the University of Iowa, her passion for journalism extends to teaching the next generation of reporters as an adjunct professor at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and Fordham University.

Dana Roberson